Sunday is Veterans Day: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

By Jesse Sokolow on 9 November 2018
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Veterans Day in the United States, a holiday that honors military veterans, falls on Sunday this year.  The holiday coincide with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in other countries, both marking the anniversary of the end of the First World War in 1918, as an armistice ending all hostilities went into effect at the11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.  Armistice Day was observed in the United States until 1954, when it was renamed Veterans Day.

Because the holiday is on a Sunday, some will observe it on Monday, although others will mark it on Sunday.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s open for business and operating in the United States – and what isn’t – on Sunday and Monday.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES All Federal government offices are closed on Sunday and Monday, as will be almost all city and state offices.

POST OFFICE No regular mail delivery except for Priority Mail Express, formerly known as Express Mail, on Sunday or Monday. Regular service resumes on Tuesday.

BANKS Financial institutions have the option to close on Monday. Almost all will.

SCHOOLS Closed on Sunday and Monday in almost all jurisdictions.

FINANCIAL MARKETS The nation’s stock and bond markets will be closed on Sunday and Monday.

TRANSPORTATION Most local transportation systems, such as buses, subways, and commuter rail systems, will operate on Sunday or holiday schedules Sunday and Monday with normal service on Tuesday. Airports and rail ports are open.

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