What Is Open Veterans Day? Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid – Sale, Hours, Closed

November 10, 2015 Updated: November 10, 2015

Once again, Veterans Day is on Nov. 11. Many are curious if Walmart, Target, and other big retailers like Best Buy, Home Depot, Safeway, Publix, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods are open or closed on the holiday.

While Veterans Day is a federal holiday, with many government institutions and banks closed down, a number of retailers will remain open.

Walmart is only closed on Christmas, and it’s open on every other day.

Target, Kroger, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, and Costco are all open on Veterans Day. Many are offering sales. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Sears, Macy’s, Lowe’s, Home Depot and Best Buy are also open on the day. It doesn’t appear any of the stores’ hours have been changed on the holiday.

The post office, schools, DMV, libraries, and other government-run entities will be closed. Public transportation will likely run on its respective weekend schedule.

Veterans Day was started to commemorate the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Pretty much all banks–including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Chase, HSBC, and Citizens–will NOT be open on Veterans Day.

On Veterans Day this year, much of the central United States is in the threat zone for severe weather, including tornadoes, hail, and wind gusts. The storm is set to develop on Tuesday night and last until Wednesday.

“Locations on the northwestern side of this storm are bracing for high winds and snow. Blizzard watches were issued on Monday afternoon for parts of Colorado and Kansas. High wind watches were issued across parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas for wind gusts that could approach 50 to 60 mph on Wednesday,” reported ABC News, citing its weather experts.

Specifically, the areas from Houston to Chicago and Milwaukee will likely be impacted, according to Accuweather.

“A rapidly strengthening storm system will cause severe weather to first erupt from western Iowa to central Texas during Wednesday,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliot told the site. “The severe weather will then move eastward toward the Mississippi Valley and the upper Gulf Coast toward Wednesday evening.”