Today (November 11) is Veterans Day, a federal holiday. As such, you may be wondering if mail is delivered today. Veterans Day is a holiday to celebrate those who have fought or are fighting for the U.S. It falls on November 11 as on, this day in 1918, an armistice was called at 11 a.m., widely regarded as the end of the First World War.
While the holiday was originally known as Armistice Day, in 1954 it was renamed as Veterans Day to honor those who fought in World War II and the Korean War, according to History.com. Today the holiday honors all veterans and active military personnel. Veterans Day is different from Memorial Day, which honors those who died fighting for the U.S.
As its a federal holiday, services may be disrupted. Find out below if USPS, UPS, and FedEx will be delivering on Veterans Day and if any services may be canceled. Be sure to plan ahead of the holiday so that you are disrupted a little as possible.
Is there mail on Veterans Day?
There will not be mail on Veterans Day according to the USPS. Post offices will also be closed. There will also be no mail delivered by USPS on upcoming holidays Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. If you are planning on sending or receiving mail around this time, please take the closure for Veterans Day into consideration. Post offices will open and mail will resume as usual on November 12.
Do UPS and FedEx deliver on Veterans Day?
UPS will be delivering mail and packages on Veterans Day, according to the UPS website. UPS Domestic Ground, Air and International, UPS Freight (LTL/FTL), UPS Forwarding (Air and Ocean Freight) and UPS Express Critical will all be available.
However, only a limited number of UPS Store locations will be open, so be sure to check if your local UPS Store is open before visiting. All services other than UPS Express Critical will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
All FedEx services except FedEx SmartPost will be available as usual on Veterans Day. This includes: FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx Freight, FedEx Office, FedEx Custom Critical and FedEx Trade Networks, according to the FedEx website.
All FedEx services except for FedEx Custom Critical will be unavailable on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day, with modified services around the holidays.