What is Open Memorial Day – Walmart, Target, Costco, Best Buy, Home Depot, Publix; Hours, Sales, Deals, Closings

May 29, 2016 6:51 pm Last Updated: May 30, 2016 9:04 am

Memorial Day is this Monday. Stores like Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kroger, Publix, and many others are open.

However, Costco is CLOSED.

National Parks should mostly be open, but one may need to check with individual sites.

Walmart, Target, Macy’s, JC Penney, Best Buy, Home Depot, and more are expected to have some kind of deal or sale. They should be open with normal hours, but like any holiday, check ahead of time.

State and local courts are closed down.

The DMV is closed.

Most state and local municipal offices are closed.

The post office are closed, and mail service is suspended for the holiday.

Schools are closed.

And the U.S. stock market is closed.

Banks are closed for the day. In all, 27 major banks are closed on the day. They include:

Bank of America
Bank of the West
BB&T
BBVA Compass Bank
BMO Harris Bank
Capital One Bank
Chase Bank
Citibank
Citizens Bank
Comerica Bank
Fifth Third Bank
First Niagara Bank
HSBC Bank
Huntington Bank
Huntington State Bank
KeyBank
M&T Bank
People’s United Bank
PNC Bank
Regions Bank
Santander Bank
Sovereign Bank
SunTrust Bank
TD Bank
Union Bank
U.S. Bank
Wells Fargo

If your bank isn’t on the list, you should call ahead of time to determine if it’s open.

For mail, the only services available are FedEx Custom Critical deliveries and UPS Holiday and Express Critical service.

Mail and package delivery will start up again on Tuesday, May 31 for the USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Here’s some history on Memorial Day, per PBS:

“Originally called Decoration Day, from the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first widely observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers.

During that first national celebration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.

“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

— James Garfield”