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What’s open and closed on Veterans Day? Most banks are closed while stock market, stores, restaurants open

Sign: Sorry We're Closed (Matthew Paul Argall/Flickr)
November 11, 2020

Most businesses from restaurants to stores will be open this Veterans Day.

The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will remain open Wednesday. While the post office is closed and won’t deliver mail, you might still get packages from UPS, Fedex and other delivery services that are staying open.

Most banks are closed Wednesday including along with non-essential federal government offices are closed.

Veterans Day marks the date when Germany and the Allies signed a 1918 agreement to end World War I hostilities. The fighting ceased on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

While store hours vary more this Veterans Day than past years because of the coronavirus pandemic, restaurants and businesses are still saluting veterans and active-duty military personnel with free food and deals Wednesday.

Some retailers including Target and Under Armour also are offering veterans and military a discount.

But even Costco Wholesale Club, which closes for other holidays is open this Nov. 11. The holidays Costco clubs are closed on are New Year’s Day, Easter, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.


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