Veterans Day

Veterans Day

When is Veterans Day 2025?


Veterans Day observes to pays tribute to the veterans and holds a moment of silence. The day marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the First World War hostilities between the Allies and Germany in 1918. On this day, Veterans are thanking for their services to the United States.

In 1919, President Wilson said that the day should be "filled with pride and gratitude for the victory of those who were martyred in the country's service." They plan public meetings, parades, and brief suspension business activity at 11 am.

On May 13, 1938, an Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, sec. 87A) was adopted, making each year a legal holiday on November 11, known as Armistice Day. The day was initially intended to honor World War I veterans. In 1954, veteran service organizations urged Congress to replace the word "Armistice" to "Veterans." Congress approved this change on June 1, 1954.

How do people celebrate Veterans Day?

The purpose of Veterans Day is to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, especially surviving veterans. Parades, church offerings mark this festival, and in many areas, the American flag is hung at half-mast. The two-minute silence can occur at 11 am.

Veterans Day is officially celebrated on November 11. However, if it falls on a weekday, many communities celebrate their festivities on weekends near this date. It is because so that more people visit and participate in events. Federal government offices close on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they remain closed on Friday, November 10. If Veterans Day comes on a Sunday, they remain closed on Monday, November 12.

Is Veterans Day a Government Holiday?

Veterans Day is a Government holiday. On this day, Mostly governmental organizations remain closed. State and local governments and non-governmental businesses are not require to close and may decide to remain open or closed. The public transit system may follow a regular or vacation schedule.

When it comes to school closures, it depends on your state and school district. Most schools, including public schools in major cities like Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston are closed, in observance of Veterans Day.

The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq remain open and operating normally, but the bond market remains closed.

Are Banks Open on Veterans Day?

Although some financial institutions consider this day to be a bank holiday, others are open on Veterans Day. The Federal Reserve Bank and all its offices and branches are closed on all federal holidays, including Veterans Day.

Private banks may choose to have their bank hours, closed or open on Veterans Day. Most of the banks remain closed on Veterans Day. But some banks leave a few branches open. Specifically, those banks inside grocery stores, they have to work on national holidays, and they can also change their schedule from year to year.

Are Post Offices Open on Veterans Day?

Post offices are closed on November 11, as is a postal holiday. On this day, post offices remain closed, and no mail will be delivered. UPS stores and services are also close on on this day. But, FedEx offices are open, and they delivered the packages.

Facts related to Veterans Day

  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced in 1954, for requesting the nation to support the Veterans Day effort in any way possible.
  • During World War II, more than 16 million men and women served in the military and finished with over 400,000 deaths.
  • The Wars of Global Terrorism, which took place from October 7, 2001, to May 29, 2012, resulted in 54,820 casualties of which 6,456 people died.

Veterans Day Observances

Year Date Day Holiday
2024 11 Nov Mon Veterans Day
2023 11 Nov Sat Veterans Day
2022 11 Nov Fri Veteran's Day
2021 11 Nov Thu Veteran's Day
2020 11 Nov Wed Veteran's Day
2019 11 Nov Mon Veterans Day

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