Are the Banks Open on Veterans Day 2017?

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Veterans Day 2017 is November 11, 2017, and most banks are closed in addition to government offices and certain financial markets. However a few banks will be open, while most are closed. When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, it is generally observed on the Friday right before. If the holiday lands on a Sunday, the holiday is observed on Monday. So, this year, veterans are honored on Friday, November 10, 2017. As far as banks are concerned, though, they will remain open today but will close tomorrow on the actual holiday, according to USA Today. But, Wells Fargo is reported to be closing on Friday, rather than Saturday, so they are an exception.

According to Go Banking Rates, all the banks that will be open on Veterans Day are:

HSBC: All branches are reported to be open.
PNC Bank: Regular branches are closed, but many in-store locations will stay open.
SunTrust Bank: Traditional branches will be closed, but in-store locations will remain open.
TD Bank: All branches are open.
U.S. Bank: Some branches may be open, but call your specific location to find out.

GoBankingRates reports the following banks as being closed Saturday:

Bank of America
Bank of the West
BBVA Compass Bank
BMO Harris
Capital One Bank
Chase Bank
Citizens Bank
Fifth Third Bank
First Niagara Bank
Huntington Bank
Huntington State Bank
M&T Bank
People’s United Bank
Regions Bank
Santander Bank
Union Bank

For banks that close, many still keep their call centers open. And, of course, online banking and ATM’s should be up and running. Many banks do not consider Saturday to be a regular business day as it is, as they generally have shortened hours of operation.

The stock market will also be open. 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. Certain 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 some 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 day, 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 often 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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