Veterans Day is November 11, 2012. Since the holiday falls on Sunday this year, Americans are already asking, “Is the post office open or closed Monday, November 12?” and “Is there mail delivery on Veterans Day?” The answers are no.
U.S. Postal Service Ceremony Pays Tribute to Veterans on Nov. 8
In fitting news for the upcoming holiday, a Veterans Day ceremony was held at Postal Service headquarters in Washington on November 8, 2012. The U.S. Department of Defense reported,
“More than 200 veterans attended the ceremony at the Hall of Flags at the Postal Service’s headquarters. The postmaster general thanked veterans for their service and sacrifices. He noted that on any given day about 1,000 U.S. Postal Service employees are on active duty with the military around the world. Veterans comprise about 20 percent of the Postal Service’s workforce,” Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe said. “We are the largest employer of veterans in government after the Department of Defense. That’s more than 100,000 people.”
Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans. Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. The post office is closed on Veterans Day, and mail will not be delivered on Monday, November 12 in Rhode Island. Because Veterans Day is a federal holiday, all post offices are closed, not open, in the Providence, Rhode Island area.
According to Time and Date.com,
“In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. Federal Government offices are closed on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12.”
The U.S. Post Office is Closed in R.I. on Veterans Day 2012
According to the USPS Post Office, there is no United States mail delivery on Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2012. Veterans Day is a U.S. postal holiday, and all U.S. post offices are closed for business. This includes not only mail delivery to your Rhode Island residence or business, but also local post office lobby hours as well.
Providence, Rhode Island area postal customers have until the close of business on Saturday, November 10 to send mail and packages, or to pick up mail at their local post office. Customers will have to wait until their local post office opens on Tuesday, November 13 to conduct business again. Mail delivery will also resume on Tuesday as well. Call 1-800-ASK-USPS if you need help. Here is a list of the ten (10) U.S. federal or postal holidays for 2012 as Stated by the USPS.com Website. Read USPS Holidays 2012: Post Office closures, no mail delivery on postal holidays for more details.
Is UPS and Fed Ex Delivering Packages on Veterans Day?
United Parcel Service and Federal Express – According to UPS, they will be conducting business as usual on Veterans Day, Monday, November 12, 2012. Fed Ex reports they are also open for business on Monday, November 12 as well, and will provide normal pickup and delivery service on Veterans Day.
Sources: defense.gov; usps.com; ups.com; fedex.com; timeanddate.com
Photo Credit: Veterans Day November 11, 2012. Post office is closed Monday, November 12, 2012 – American Flags image; Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons