Veterans Day, Nov. 11, fell on a Sunday this year. That means some city offices, services and local businesses will be closed will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.
Banks: Most banks are closed on Monday, but check with your branch.
Library: All Anoka County libraries, including the Mississippi Branch Library in Fridley, will be closed Monday.
Post Office: Post offices will be closed Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12, as well as no mail delivery.
Schools: Students in the Fridley, Columbia Heights, Spring Lake Park and Anoka-Hennepin school districts will have school Monday, Nov. 12, according to the districts' calendars. The same is true for Totino-Grace High School, Al-Amal School and Woodcrest Baptist Academy (although Woodcrest Baptist Academy's school day will end early at 12:20 p.m. for parent/teacher conferences).
Transportation: Metro Transit will run on Sunday and Monday.
Businesses: Some businesses could choose to close. Call ahead before heading out to shop.
Veterans 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."