Veterans Day 2008 – Federal Holiday

By Daria Belov

Veterans Day is on Tuesday, November 11th, it is a US Federal Holiday. Federal employees will have the day off and many federal facilities (as well as US Banks) will be closed. Many but not all public schools will be closed and most chiropractic offices will be open and providing services to Veterans and the rest of the community.

Veterans Day - Honoring All Who Served - November 11, 2008(photo: 2008 Veterans Day – Honoring All Who Served)

Unlike Memorial Day, which is observed on the final Monday of the month of May (even if actual Memorial Day falls on May 30), Veterans Day is usually observed on November 11th. Other upcoming Federal holidays in 2008 include Thursday, November 27 — Thanksgiving Day & Thursday, December 25 — Christmas Day.

Are banks open on Veterans Day?
Tuesday, November 11th, Veterans Day, is a US federal holiday. Federal law (5 U.S.C. 6103) establishes the date as a public holiday for federal employees. Veterans Day closings include US banks (such as Bank of America), the United States Post Office, Federal credit unions, many state and local credit unions, and the majority of US public schools. It’s likely your bank will be closed on Tuesday. For schools, check with your local districts, as not all public and private schools will be closed on this day. For example, public schools in Hartford, Connecticut will be open on this year’s Veterans Day.

Department stores such as Macys and Target are open on Veterans Day. Popular department stores such as Sears, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Wal Mart, and Target, will be holding Veterans Day sales. After this Tuesday, the next major department store sales events take place on Friday, November 28th, better known as Black Friday.

When do people observe Veterans Day?
Initially referred to as Armistice Day, enacted as an official US holiday in 1938, Veterans Day has been recognized on November 11th since Congress changed the name in 1954. Officially, the holiday is observed on the weekday that falls closest to November 11th each year. It falls on a Tuesday this year.

Many cities and communities feature parades on Veterans Day, be sure to check locally for potential street closures and transit detours in your area. Many chiropractors served in the US military before attending chiropractic schools, thanks to VA education benefit programs and GI Bill educational assistance. We honor those chiropractors who have served God and country, as well as all military veterans everywhere. @ 4:36 am | Article ID: 1226320625