Veterans Day is Tuesday, Nov. 11, and many are wondering if banks are open.
It’s a federal holiday, meaning all major banks are closed.
Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, TD Bank, 1st National Bank, and most credit unions are closed.
Per GoBankingRates, these are the 13 banks that are open:
“American Chartered Bank: Open for regular hours on Veterans Day.
American Savings Bank of Hawaii: Holiday hours are offered in Veterans Day at in-store locations list on the bank’s site.
The Bank of Elk River: Three of this Minnesota bank’s six branches will be open on Veterans Day.
Bank of Hawaii: In-store branches are open for limited holiday hours on Nov. 11.
Citizens Bank: If you’re looking for banks open on Veterans Day, try Citizens. The bank confirmed that some branches will be open on Nov. 11, but hours will vary by location, so check with your local branch.
Huntington Bank: Meijer and Giant Eagle supermarket branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; all other branches will be closed.
Intrust Bank: Select branches will be open for Veterans Day; contact the bank for more information on holiday hours.
Metro Bank: On Nov. 11 this community bank in Pennsylvania will be open for its usual hours of operation.
PNC Bank: While most locations will be closed, some of PNC’s in-store locations will open as usual on Veterans Day. Check hours with your supermarket branch to be sure.
TD Bank: This bank opens on Veterans Day for usual business hours.
Union First Market Bank: In-store locations will be open for limited hours on the morning of Nov. 11.
U.S. Bank: This institution confirmed that several of its offices will be open on Veterans Day. Check with your local branch for its holiday hours.
Valley National Bank: Most locations are offering limited holiday hours or 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Veterans Day.”
AP update: Michelle Obama cheers on women veterans
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Michelle Obama is telling women to be bold in their next career step.
“If you want a job, you can’t be modest. You’ve got to show off a little bit,” the first lady said Monday at a career development forum for women veterans transitioning to civilian life and careers. “And believe me, you all have so much to show off.”
In addition to a range of skill sets, Mrs. Obama said service members and veterans have an understanding of leadership, team building and completing a mission.
On the eve of Veterans Day, she announced new commitments from online networks LinkedIn and Coursera in partnering with the government to help service members, veterans and wives of veterans.
Military families can import their LinkedIn profiles to the Veterans Employment Center, the government website that helps them find jobs. They can also take advantage of a free upgrade to a premium profile for one year on LinkedIn.
Coursera, an online education platform, is offering one free verified certificate for an online course.
While commitments from corporations and organizations continue to grow in helping veterans, Mrs. Obama said more needs to be done, because women continue to trail men in employment.
The unemployment rate last month for women veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan was 11.2 percent— 5 points higher than men who served in the same conflicts, and more than double the rate for civilian women, she said.
“The fact that any of you are worrying about where your next paycheck is going to come from, or struggling to put food on the table— that should be appalling to all of us as Americans,” she said.
Brittany Catton Kirk recently relocated from California to Virginia with her husband, a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal officer.
She has been looking for employment for months and will take advantage of the premium LinkedIn account to promote her marketing and fundraising experience.
“I’d been weighing it in my head for my budget … ‘Can I afford this? I’m not working right now; should I really be spending that? So that’s a huge weight off,” Catton Kirk said. “I’m going to go home and register for those sites. That’s several hundreds of dollars of help here, just by me showing up today.”
The first lady has been a longtime advocate of service members since launching Joining Forces in 2011 with Dr. Jill Biden to support veterans and military families.
The daylong career forum also honored business women and employers helping veterans, and provided workshops and panels on resume building, personal branding, education, finances, interviewing and work attire.
The program was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. It was hosted by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation and Redbook magazine.
Mrs. Obama continued her Veterans Day celebration in the afternoon by hosting a White House screening of Disney’s “Doc McStuffins” for military children. The episode covers how children deal with a parent who is deployed. It will air on Veteran’s Day.