Is Mail Delivered on Veterans Day 2017 in the U.S.?

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Tomorrow is Veterans Day 2017 and the question of, “Will mail be delivered on Veterans Day?” is answered with a big “No.” With the holiday falling on a Saturday, it is generally observed on Friday, which would be November 10, 2017. However, most banks and post offices choose to observe the holiday on the actual date, which is November 11, 2017. Every single year, this is the date that the holiday falls on. For those who thought the day was observed on a Monday, when the holiday falls on a Sunday, the day is indeed observed on Monday. But, like it was stated above, Fridays are observed when Veterans Day is on a Saturday.

All post offices and federal offices will be closed for the holiday, which means that no businesses, nor homes will receive mail. This also counts out USPS packages. According to USPS, because it is a federal holiday, all federal offices are closed. However, all federal workers are still paid for the day.

FedEx will still be open for Veterans Day as will UPS, as they recognize but do not observe the holiday. FedEx provides normal pickup and delivery service today as does UPS.

Additional holidays on which mail is not delivered are:

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New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
Washington’s Birthday (President’s Day)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

The stock market will also be open for the holiday. There will be no mail delivery and USPS branches will not be running on Saturday. Meanwhile, all federal offices will be shut down and courts will be closed today, on Friday, November 10, 2017. Libraries may be closed, but trash collection and public transportation should run as usual. As far as school closings go, schools are not obligated to close on Veterans Day, so it is up to the individual school district. In certain areas, parking meters may be free and there are a number of sales and restaurant deals going on. Veterans Day actually marks the signing of the armistice, which is what ended the World War I feud between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Originally, the day was titled “Armistice Day.” With the holiday, comes a time to thank those who have fought for America. It is a day of remembrance to honor those who have served our country. Veterans and active duty members often receive free meals from restaurants and discounts as a thank you for their service as well. There are also tons of sales and other deals going on for the general public in retail and department stores. Sometimes, people may confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day, while others confuse Memorial Day with Labor Day. When it comes to Veterans vs. Memorial Day, the difference is that Veterans Day honors those who have served our country, while Memorial Day pays tribute to those who died protecting it.


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