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Friday, November 7, 2014

Yes, You Can Get a Parking Ticket on Veteran's Day

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 2:59 PM

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Lest anyone accuse San Francisco of ignoring its veterans, the city is tossing them a parade on Sunday. And then, two days later on the actual date of Veterans Day — Tuesday, Nov. 11 — our veterans better remember to bring their quarters. 

Veterans Day, it turns out, is not a meter holiday. In fact, the number of non-Sundays that San Franciscans can park with impunity is rather limited: Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year's Day. That's it. 

Certainly this has the makings of a FOX News offensive: Vets hit with tickets on Veterans Day. And that may well occur. But we hand out tickets here on Memorial Day, President's Day, Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Independence Day, too. 

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What can we say? Freedom, after all, isn't free. 

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.

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