AMERICAN shoppers are concerned as to whether or not they will be able to pick up their goods on Memorial Day.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the US for honoring and mourning military personnel who died in service.
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Is Home Depot open on Memorial Day 2021?
Unlike major holidays like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, most stores are open on Memorial Day Monday with a few exceptions.
Home Depot will be open, although it’s best to check with your local store hours to ensure there are no opening and closing schedule changes.
It’s worthwhile to note that no major retailer regularly updates their website, so it’s best to call.
Click on store names to search for location-specific information.
Home Depot, like many other large stores, are holding a big Memorial Day sale online in the lead up to summer.
What establishments will be closed on Memorial Day?
Businesses that will closed on Memorial Day include banks, the stock market, courts, libraries. USPS, FedEx, the post office and state-run schools.
There are exceptions to these rules in case of emergencies.
Local businesses will make their own decisions whether to close or remain open.
Consumers can always call any business to inquire their holiday hours.
Most state liquor stores are closed on Memorial Day.
However, certain states do not have state-controlled liquor sales so this could fluctuate by state.
While state liquor stores might be closed, there are certain alcohol sellers that will remain open on Memorial Day 2021.
When did Memorial Day become a federal holiday?
Congress in 1968 passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees, according to History.com.
The change went into effect in 1971.
The holiday traditionally honors the men and women who died while serving their country in the US military.
General John Logan, leader of an organization for Northern Civil War veterans, called for a nationwide day of remembrance in 1868, according to History.com.
“The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land,” he said.
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The holiday was initially called Decoration Day. The date was selected because it was not the anniversary of any specific battle, according to History.com.
The day would slowly over the years become known as Memorial Day.
“For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day,” according to History.com.