Veterans Day: Government, Schools, and Banks Closed

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November 11th is Veterans Day, a day to honor America’s military Veterans. Part of that outreach this year includes this video from the Veterans Day Committee for students. The video explains how and why we honor Veterans, not just on Veterans Day, but year-round.

Since 1954, the Veterans Day National Committee has worked to ensure Veterans Day receives proper and widespread observance.

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. Veterans Day continues as an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. The federal holiday is observed on November 11. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

The following public, government and school services are affected today, November 11, 2010:

Most schools are closed.

Most government buildings are closed.

Post office branches are closed. There will be no mail delivery, except for Express Mail

All courts will be closed, except for Cook County Holiday Bond Court.

Major banks are closed.

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United States Marine Corps …

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United States Navy

Flyover of two F/A-18F Super Hornets from Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11) based at Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Red Rippers flew to Soldier Field for a south-to-north flyover during the National Anthem before the Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals game November 8, 2009 preceding Veterans Day 2009. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at