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5 Things To Know On Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Posted at 7:04 AM, Nov 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-11 07:04:48-05

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1. Veterans Day: When and where local celebrations are being held
November 11 is a day to honor the men and women who have bravely served our country.

While Veterans Day will look a little different this year because of COVID-19, there are still many ways you can get involved and honor our military members, past and present.

You can find a full list at the link above.

Veterans Day events in South Florida and the Treasure Coast

2. Free meals and deals on Veterans Day
As a thank you to veterans and active duty of the U.S. armed forces, dozens of restaurants are offering free meals today.

Due to the pandemic, a number of restaurants have altered their normal offerings for veterans.

You can find a full list of participating restaurants at the link above.

Hooters girls with veterans holding 'We Salute Our Troops' shirts
Hooters is honoring veterans with free boneless wings on Veterans Day.

3. Hurricane Season isn't over: Eta heads back to Florida, Theta out to sea, Iota on the horizon
Tropical Storm Eta is starting to move to the north-northeast and is expected to make landfall around Tampa sometime tomorrow night as a Tropical Storm.

The area of showers and thunderstorms in the eastern Caribbean Sea now has a high chance of development into the next 5 days as it drifts to the west. If it takes on a name it will be our 30th named storm of the season, Iota.

Regardless of development, it is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Hispaniola over the next couple of days.

Tropical Storm Eta turns back towards Florida

4. The latest on the election:
The House Oversight Committee announced that Richard Hopkins has “recanted” his claim of fellow USPS employees of changing the date of ballots submitted after the election.

Previously, Erie County, Pennsylvania officials said the investigation was surrounding 130 ballots in the county, which would not have been nearly enough to alter President-elect Joe Biden’s lead of nearly 50,000 votes in the state.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has joined nine other Republican state attorneys general in challenging a September ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that allowed the state to count mail-in ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 general election.

Biden responds to Trump's refusal to concede

5. Fort Pierce school goes virtual after students test positive for COVID-19
John Carroll Catholic High School in Fort Pierce is moving all students to virtual school after nine students tested positive for COVID-19. Approximately 400 students attend the school.

The virtual school will begin Thursday for students. Teachers will be given the day Wednesday to prepare for the transition and students will have Wednesday off.

The virtual school will only last through Nov. 20. Students will return to school in-person after their Thanksgiving break.

John Carroll Catholic High School switches to full virtual school after nine students test positive for COVID-19

Today's Forecast
Flood Watch in place for Coastal Palm Beach County until 7 p.m.

Latest Weather Forecast: Wednesday 5 a.m.

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France.

The First World War left nine million soldiers dead and 21 million wounded, with Germany, Russia, Austria-Hungary, France and Great Britain each losing nearly a million or more lives. In addition, at least five million civilians died from disease, starvation, or exposure.

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