BEACON PHOTO/MARSHA MCLAUGHLIN REMEMBERING THE FALLEN — Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8093 in DeBary had a ceremony Sept. 25 to honor the 13 U.S. service members killed in August in a terrorist attack at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. Bugler John O’Brien sounds a solemn note.

Will Volusia County add Veterans Day to its list of paid holidays for its staffers?

County Manager George Recktenwald told the County Council Nov. 2 he had received requests to designate Nov. 11 — or the weekday closest to it if the date falls on a weekend — an official holiday for county employees.

“How much will it cost?” Recktenwald pondered, citing the effects of such an action on the county’s next budget.

The council unanimously agreed to ask Recktenwald to submit information on the impact of having yet another paid holiday on the calendar of Fiscal Year 2022-23.

The Volusia County School District closes schools and its district offices on Nov. 11.


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