Friday, November 11th is Veterans Day which is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor all who have served. Banks, post offices, and many businesses everywhere will close their doors on Veterans Day this Friday to honor the millions of people who have served with celebrations held across the country.
Federal government offices, Courts- All State and Federal offices will be closed for Veterans Day.
Post Offices– The United States Postal Service will be closed. However, UPS will continue package delivery and store locations will remain open, with possible minor delays for UPS SurePost and UPS Mail Innovations due to the USPS holiday. FedEx will also remain open, with modified service for FedEx Smart Post.
Banks and Credit Unions- Most banks and credit unions across the country will be closed. You may want to call ahead before making the trip. Mobile banking apps and drive-up ATMs will still operate as normal, though transactions overall could take longer to process due to the holiday.
Retail Stores and Restaurants-The majority of retail stores, restaurants, supermarkets, and malls are expected to stay open for Veterans Day, though some locations may alter their operating hours, and small businesses may decide to close their doors for the holiday.
*A list of Veterans Day Free Meals and Restaurant Deals and Discounts can be found HERE. Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service.*
Schools- Although some schools in America will close for the holiday, Cumberland, Roane, Rhea, and Knox County all WILL have school Friday, November 11th on Veterans Day.