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What day is Veterans Day?

What day is Veterans Day in the US? I know it falls somewhere between the 9th and 15th of November every year, but I do not really know the exact date. I want to know about the 2018 Veterans Day sales and specials. Lastly, what about the Veterans Day closings?

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Blair Lewis on November 8, 2018

In the US, Veterans Day usually falls on November 11th irrespective of what day of the week it is. This is the day that marks the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that brought the end of the First World War in 1918 between the major warring parties. So, yes, it is a public holiday and definitely a day off for the public including businesses and schools. Sometimes, if it falls during the week, that is between Monday and Friday, usually the celebrations are postponed to the nearest weekend to enable more people participate in the event.

As for the Veterans Day closings, most federal and state offices, courts, schools, county and city offices as well as some businesses will be closed on Monday in observance of the day. Also, according to the TRIB/ LIVE, the US postal service will function on Saturday and Sunday as its regular schedule and observe the day on Monday. The refuse collection service in the city of Pittsburgh would still carry on its normal activities without being affected. Also, streets that fall along the Veterans Day parade route will close before 10:30 a.m. on Monday which is the normal time for the parades.

This year, Veterans Day will be observed on both Sunday, 11th November 2018 and Monday, 12th November 2018. Talking about the sales on Veterans Day, it they are available to everyone, not just veterans. So, let's look at some amazing offers. Amazon is making a special offer that includes a long list of enormous deals plus 20% off selected items, which will take place on November 11, 2018. There's also a special offer from coupon.com; to get a glimpse of it, you can visit the site above. Groupon.com is also offering merchant coupons for products. There will also be daily deals for veterans, retired military personnel, as well as active soldiers. More offers will be announced before the date later in the month of October. As for free meals, Shane's rib shack is offering military personnel and veterans a complimentary sandwich and beverage at their participating locations. This offer is valid as from November 11th, 2018. Restaurants like the 54th street Grill and Bar, Applebee's, centraArchy, cotton patch cafe, Grub burger bar, Rock & brews, vitality bowls, and lots of others will also be offering amazing deals to veterans and active soldiers. It's indeed a special day for them.

Caroline Campbell4 months ago

I look forward to this year's Veterans Day celebration and especially the Veterans Day sales. The most amazing thing about the sales is that some of them are open to the public but they are for veterans and active soldiers. Anyway, that's not my point. I love the fact that soldiers like my dad are celebrated for their immense contribution to preserving the territorial integrity of the country and believe me, they deserve all the accolades. Sometimes, many of them return home looking so deformed and unkempt, all for the sake of their beloved country; so we really owe them honor. Every Veterans Day, the house is always stocked with several mouthwatering items due to the special offers by stores and restaurants. It's a delight to see more restaurants offering such amazing deals this year. 

Charles McAlear4 months ago

It is important to note that Veterans Day usually falls on November 11th each year, and this year, we would be observing it for 2 days since it is on Sunday and it is weekend. You cannot really experience the event sitting at home and doing nothing, so go out and participate in the parades and other events organized to celebrate the day. You could also get involved in the Veterans Day sales if you own a store, restaurant, or a boutique. It's a great opportunity to show your real values. 


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