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Time again to celebrate Veterans Day

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It’s time again to celebrate Veterans Day, the annual federal holiday dedicated to all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

This year, the holiday, always observed Nov. 11, falls on a Tuesday.

Other nations will celebrate Armistice Day and Remembrance Day on the same day, as all mark the end of World War I.

Although it can be confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day enjoins us to honor the service of all American vets, while Memorial Day specifically remembers those who died in the service of the nation.

Here’s a quick look at some local closings: Indianapolis Public Library: all branches, including the Info-Zone within the Children’s Museum, will close Tuesday for Staff In-Service Day.

Many government offices will close Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Federal offices: Closed.

State offices: Closed, including the State Library.

City offices: Closed.

County offices: Closed.

Courts: Closed.

Mail delivery: Veteran’s Day is a postal holiday.

There will be no regular mail service or collections Tuesday.

All branches will be closed. Regular service will resume Wednesday. License branches: All license branches will be closed Tuesday in observance of the holiday.

Indianapolis Public Schools: Open.

IndyGo: Buses will run on a regular schedule. The customer service center is open. Administrative staff will be out of the office.

Banks: Most closed. Check your branch.

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