Veterans Day 2015 has arrived, and those who want to know whether banks or post offices will be open — or just want to know where to find some great sales — can find it all here.
The day celebrating America’s veterans will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 11, prompting a number of closures both of government offices and private businesses. But many others remain open, including some schools, making what can be a confusing day for people wondering if they can make a quick trip to the bank or the store.
Veterans Day is also at the edge of the holiday shopping season, and many retailers have extended their normal Black Friday sales up to earlier in the month.
What’s Open On Veterans Day 2015?
Many banks are also open on Veterans Day 2015. Here is a list (via the Huffington Post) of some of the branches that will remain open.
- American Chartered Bank
- TD Bank
- Ohio Valley Bank (but only the branches located in stores like Foodland, Walmart, and Save-a-Lot)
Stores will also be open on Veterans Day 2015, so shoppers who want to make a run to Target, Walmart, or Macy’s will have plenty of time.
There are also some school districts open on Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notes that some districts choose to honor the holiday with students, rather than keeping them at home.
“Because there is no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day, individual states or school districts are free to establish their own policies on school closings. Most schools that do not close for Veterans Day schedule assemblies or other activities to honor America’s veterans on Veterans Day and throughout the week that includes Veterans Day.”
Most everything else — from gas stations to malls — will be open, though some could have shortened hours.
What’s Closed On Veterans Day 2015
While there is plenty of shopping to do on Wednesday, many other offices will be closed on Veterans Day 2015. All federal offices will be closed, meaning that post offices will be closed and there is no mail delivery.
The majority of school districts will also be closed, along with some liquor stores in states with stricter laws (which includes Massachusetts).
It will also be harder to find banks open on Veterans Day 2015, however. Here is a larger list of those that will be closed on November 11 (via the Huffington Post).
- Bank First National
- Bank of America
- Bank of the West
- BBVA Compass Bank
- BMO Harris Bank
- Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
- Central Bank of the Midwest
- Chase Bank
- City National Bank
- The Columbia Bank
- Commerce Bank
- F&M Bank
- Fidelity Bank
- First Merchants Bank
- First Niagara Bank
- Fulton Bank
- M&T Bank
- Nevada State Bank
- PNC Bank
- Regions Bank
- Washington Trust Bank
- Wells Fargo
- Whitney Bank
Where Are The Best Veterans Day 2015 Sales?
There is plenty of shopping for those who want to avoid some of the Black Friday rush and get some holiday presents early. JC Penney is offering a cashback deal for Veterans Day.
— JCPenney (@jcpenney) November 9, 2015
Others are offering sales as well, including up to 25 percent off at PacSun.
— PacSun (@PacSun) November 6, 2015
A rundown of all the best Veterans Day 2015 sales can be found here.
There is still a lot open and closed on Veterans Day 2015 beyond the list here, so if you’re wondering if your bank, school, or local stores are open and can’t find otherwise, it’s probably best to give them a call and find out.
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