Is there mail delivery on veterans day 2023? What to Expect on This Special Day! Uncover the details on postal services and find out if there’s mail delivery on Veterans Day. Stay informed and plan your day accordingly!
Veterans Day 2023: What’s Open and Closed?
Veterans Day, observed on November 11th each year, is a federal holiday in the United States dedicated to honoring all members of the U.S. armed services. While typically celebrated on the same date annually, if November 11th falls on a weekend, the holiday is observed on the closest weekday. In 2023, since Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, it will be observed on Friday, November 10th.
Originally known as Armistice Day, it commemorates the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. In 1954, Congress officially changed its name to Veterans Day to honor all military veterans. Distinct from Memorial Day, which honors those who died in military service, and Armed Forces Day, which acknowledges current military members, Veterans Day holds its own significance.
Open and Closed on Veterans Day 2023:
Banks: No, most banks are closed on Friday.
Schools: No, schools are closed on most federal holidays, including Veterans Day.
Stock Market: Yes, the financial and stock markets will be open on Friday. While usually following the federal holiday schedule, Veterans Day is an exception.
Post Offices: No, U.S. post offices are closed, and there will be no mail delivery on Friday.
Libraries: Most libraries, including Onondaga County’s central library, and city branches are closed. Suburban branches may vary.
Government Offices: City, county, state, and federal offices are closed on Friday.
Parking Meters: Parking at all Syracuse city meters will be free on Friday.
Restaurants and Stores: Most restaurants and stores, such as Walmart and Target, will operate on regular hours. Destiny USA in Syracuse will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Trash Collection: City trash pickup and most other municipal and private haulers will follow their regular schedule.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States, observed annually on November 11th. It honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. In 2023, Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, November 11th. According to the United States Postal Service, there will be no regular mail delivery on Friday, November 10th, 2023, and Saturday, November 11th, 2023, as it observes Veterans Day 1.
At 11:00 a.m. on Veterans Day, a moment of silence is observed to honor the veterans who served in the U.S. military over the course of the nation’s history . This time is significant because it marks the end of fighting in World War I in 1918. The cessation of hostilities actually took place on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in 1918. Nov. 11, 1918, is regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars”