Today marks Veterans Day, which is observed on November 11 every year. The annual holiday commemorates the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11 in 1918, and honors all those who have served in the military.
As Veterans Day is a federal holiday, most government offices are shut, while some private businesses may also be closed.
Many places remain open on the day but may be on a reduced schedule. Some may also be offering modified services amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have safety restrictions in place.
Contact your local branch to confirm exact hours and any COVID-19 measures to note before visiting any venue.
Here we look at the Veterans Day store hours for some major shopping venues across the country.
Veterans Day is not among the holidays observed by Costco, according to its website, so its venues are open on the day. Its hours of operation typically run from around 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. local time daily.
The company has implemented some COVID-19 safety measures, such as a face covering policy and special shopping hours for senior members of the community.
See the company website for more information.
Trader Joe’s is also open on November 11. The grocery chain’s typical daily hours are from around 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time.
Walmart remains open on Veterans Day but the daily hours vary by branch and some may be open 24 hours through the week. Contact your local branch for exact timings.
Target is also open on November 11. The chain’s daily hours of operation are normally from around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.
Walgreens stores are open on Veterans Day, with daily hours typically running from around 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time.
All veterans, military and their families get a 20 percent discount on select store items at any Walgreens or Duane Reade (a pharmacy chain owned by Walgreens with stores mostly in New York City), the company announced on November 8.
Veterans Day is not among the holidays observed by Sam’s Club, according to its website, so its branches remain open on November 11.
The chain’s opening times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays, all in local time.
The retailer is also open on November 11, with stores usually open daily from around 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time.
Macy’s remains open on Veterans Day. The retailer’s daily hours normally are from around 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time.