Veterans Day is Sunday, but some local businesses and organizations may be closed Monday.
Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Sunday this year. That means some city offices, services and local businesses will be closed Sunday, while others will be closed Monday. Veteran Day "originated as 'Armistice Day' on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I, according to the U.S. Census website. "Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars."
Here's a quick guide to help you through the day.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- David Henke
Monday, September 3, 2012
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Labor Day, summer's last hurrah, is upon us, which means it's time for one last trip to the cabin or a visit to the Minnesota State Fair. Because it is a federal holiday recognized by the state of Minnesota, city government will take the day off—which means that Eagan's City Hall, Wescott Library and all other branches of the Dakota County Library system are closed. Holiday hours go into effect for the Eagan Community Center, which will remain open from 5:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cascade Bay will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Labor Day. The United States Post Office is also closed on Monday, though many local retailers and supermarkets will be open on …