Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Sunday this year. That means City of Minneapolis offices, and some services and local businesses will be closed Sunday. Others will be closed Monday.
Veteran Day "originated as 'Armistice Day' on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I, according to the U.S. Census website. "Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars."
- Banks: Most banks are closed on Monday, but you should check with your particular branch.
- Businesses: Some businesses could choose to close Sunday and/or Monday. Please call ahead before heading out to shop.
- City Hall: Minneapolis City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday.
- Parking Meters: City parking meters won't be in force, but Park Board and University of Minnesota meters will be operational.
- Trash Pickup: Veterans Day will not impact trash pickup schedules.
- Libraries: Hennepin County libraries will be closed on Sunday, but the Linden Hills and Washburn libraries won't be affected by this, as they are typically closed on normal Sundays and Mondays.
- Transportation: Metro Transit will run on Sunday and Monday.