Veterans Day 2019 is Monday, Nov. 11.
It is an annual day to honor men and women who served in the U.S. military. Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all military veterans, is sometimes confused with Memorial Day, the holiday in late May that honors those who died while serving in the military.
Here is everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Veterans Day 2019.
Veterans Day is a state and federal holiday. It’s the eighth of 10 federal holidays in 2019 with Thanksgiving and Christmas to follow. Veterans Day started in 1926 with its purpose being to remember all U.S. military veterans, past and present.
The only state that doesn’t observe Veterans Day is Wisconsin.
United States Postal Service offices will be closed, though self-service kiosks are still available in some locations for drop-offs.
Stock markets will remain open on Veterans Day. Although typically following a holiday schedule, the stock market makes an exception for Veterans Day and Columbus Day.
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.
Online processing of some documents are available on Motor Vehicle Commission’s website.
Most banks will be closed for Veterans Day.
The following banks are scheduled to be closed:
The following banks plan to remain open:
The Veterans Day Parade in New York will be held on Nov. 11 at noon. A traditional opening ceremony takes place first at 11 a.m. at Madison Square Park located at 24th St. & Fifth Ave.
The parade marches on Fifth Ave., from 26th to 46th Street.
Most restaurants and food stores should be open, but some may have reduced hours for the holiday.
Most retailers and malls will be open for the holiday weekend. Here are some New Jersey mall hours on Veterans Day 2019:
- Bridgewater Commons — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m
- Brunswick Square Mall — 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Cherry Hill Mall —10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Deptford Mall — 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Hamilton Mall — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Menlo Park Mall — 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Monmouth Mall — 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Quaker Bridge Mall — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Short Hills Mall — 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Westfield Garden State Plaza — 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Woodbridge Mall — 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The next federal holiday is Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 28, with Christmas Day following on Dec. 25.
For more information about the history of Columbus Day, check out the video below:
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