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."
Banks: All banks are closed Monday.
Businesses: Some businesses could choose to close Sunday and/or Monday. Please call ahead before heading out to shop.
City Hall: Kirkwood City Hall is open Monday.
Community Center: The Kirkwood Community Center is open Monday.
Driver and Vehicle Services: The Des Peres License Office will be closed Sunday and Monday.
Garbage: Garbage collection will remain the same on Veterans Day and the entire week.
Library: The Kirkwood Public Library will be closed Monday. It will be reopen Tuesday at 9 a.m. Items can be renewed 24/7 online at kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org or by phone at 314-863-6408.
Police: Police officers will be on duty Sunday and Monday.
Post Office: All post office locations will be closed Monday and there will be no mail delivery.