The last Veterans Day of the decade is here.
Falling on Monday this year, the federal holiday will mean a three-day weekend for many government and bank employees, but there may be some other closures as well.
Here's a brief guide to what's open and what's closed, in case you need to run any errands on this Veterans Day.
Liquor stores: This will be on a case-by-case basis, as whether liquor stores stay open is up to them. Call ahead or check online before you head out.
Malls and stores: Virtually all malls, stores and restaurants will be open Monday, with many offering special deals and discounts for veterans and current members of the armed services.
Metro Transit: City buses and the Blue and Green lines will be operating as normal both days. The only reduced service happening in November will be on Thanksgiving.
Veterans Day events: Since the holiday is all about honoring veterans past and present, here's a few ways you can pay your respects on Monday.
A replica Liberty Bell will be rung at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol, following an 11-mile walk by a group of veterans to mark the signing of the armistice that ended World War I.
Chapter 15 of the 173rd Airborne Brigade will have a program at 11 a.m. at the Vietnam Memorial. Includes a presentation of colors, band performance, and speakers
A gathering will be held at the Stillwater Veterans Memorial at 11:30 a.m. According to the Pioneer Press, a number of events are scheduled for the ceremony, including "a presentation of colors, a remembrance of veterans and a keynote address by Major Justin Bradshaw." However, according to the event's website, the program has been shortened somewhat due to cold weather.
For a more thorough list of Veterans Day events, check out the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs' website.