Veterans Day is Saturday but several offices and businesses will be closed to observe the holiday today.

Among those closed today are both city and county offices which includes City Hall, municipal and district courts and the Ford County Government Center.

"Public Transportation will not be running the buses on Friday," city public information specialist Abbey Martin in a press release. "Sanitation collection normally scheduled on Friday will be serviced on Monday.

"Residents are asked to have polycarts placed at the curb by 7 a.m."

Open on Saturday will be the recycle center with the drop-off at the Civic Center available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week.

According to Ford County Administrator J.D. Gilbert, the Ford County Landfill will be open today operating at regular hours, but will be closed Saturday.

The Dodge City Public Library will be open regular business hours on Saturday.

Banks will be closed Saturday in observance of Veterans Day along with the US Postal Service.

On Saturday, Applebee's will be serving a free meal to veterans and active duty military.

"It's our favorite day of the year," said Martha Baker with Stevens Enterprises.

The Veterans Day meal has been an Applebee's program since 2008 and have served more than 8.3 million meals to veterans since its inception.

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