WBFJ Morning News – Friday, November 11, 2016
At the End of World War I, the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason November 11, 1918 became the official day to celebrate all our nation’s veterans. Originally called Armistice Day, it became Veterans Day after World War II.
This Veterans Day, Friday, November 11th, 2016, restaurants, stores and other establishments all across the country and Northeast and Central PA are thanking our military. Many are offering special discounts, free meals or free admission to veterans and members of the military.
***Most businesses require proof of military service. It is recommended you call specific locations to make sure they are taking part in the promotions.***
There’s a Number of things taking place today in honor of all of our Veterans!
For a Complete Listing of VETERAN’S DAY Events, come on over to our website – WBFJ.FM
In a Cordial Beginning to their transfer of power, President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met at the White House Thursday. Obama called the 90-minute meeting “excellent,” and his successor said he looked forward to receiving the outgoing president’s “counsel.”
At the close of the Oval Office sit-down, Obama said to Trump, “We now are going to want to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed the country succeeds.”
Beltway Work in the Triad is “Moving to the Fast Lane”! – Officials said by awarding some contracts in what is called a “design-build” process, those contracts could be awarded up to four years earlier than originally planned. On the completion end of the contracts, most sections could be done about a year earlier than planned. The new freeway will be designated as I-74. You can find a full reveal of the area affected by the coming beltway at our website – WBFJ.FM
Traffic Alert in Winston-Salem on Saturday… Road CLOSED with Detour thru the construction zone Highway 52 (North and Southbound) between the two 40’s This Saturday (Nov 12) from 5am til 6pm (MM 107 to MM 109)
Reynolds Park Road, between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Peachtree Street, will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday to replace bridges that carry the road over Salem Creek and Brushy Fork Creek. A detour will be posted.