Veterans Day is this Friday. Don’t make the trip all the way to your branch without checking to see if your bank is open first!
Veterans Day, a federal holiday set aside for remembering the sacrifices made by our armed forces, is this Friday, November 11. Veterans Day is observed on November 11th, or the nearest weekday to it, to commemorate the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities in World War I. The treaty was famously signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
While this was not the source of the popular expression “at the eleventh hour,” — that would be Matthew 20:6, apparently — it is a good reminder that you don’t want to leave yourself hard up for time when it comes to any branch banking you need to do get done before the weekend. While federal and most state employees can expect to have the day off, for most of us Veterans Day is just another workday, even if we are surrounded by somber reminders of the day’s importance. So without any further ado, here are your 2011 Veterans Day hours:
Bank of America Closed
Capital One Closed
Fifth Third Closed
PNC Bank Closed
SunTrust Branches Closed/In-Store Locations Open
TD Bank Open
U.S. Bank Closed
Wells Fargo Closed
Regions Bank Closed
BBVA Compass Closed
Huntington Bank Closed
Sovereign Bank Closed
There you have it: everyone but TD Bank will be closing their branches in observance of the holiday. Unless you bank with the Toronto-based bank, you’re out of luck on Friday. If you have some last minute banking that needs to get done before Monday, either get it done on Thursday or get up early on Saturday, and get to your branch for their limited hours.
Short of that, we recommend you look into your bank’s online and mobile banking options, and consider going paperless. While deposits and checks will still take an extra day to clear, you could at least learn how to save yourself a trip to your local branch, which could save you hours of your precious time in the future. You should be able to check your balances, transfer funds within your accounts, see your transaction history, and stop payment on checks, if need be.
Should you be lucky enough to have the day off, take time to reflect on the sacrifices made by our armed forces over the years — and spare yourself the trip to bank.