Memorial Day is here so it might be helpful to give a little refresher on one basic principle of this federal holiday.
What Is Memorial Day?
Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States in which people remember and honor those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, will be held on May 28, 2018.
It is the “unofficial” start of summer for many people. Lots of people flock to the beach, to the lake, and generally just take in the (hopefully) nice weather and the time off. Others pay tribute to the fallen and visit cemeteries and memorials in order to honor fallen members of the military.
Does The United States Deliver Mail On Memorial Day?
This is a very good question in case you have an urgent letter to send because you’ve been living in the 1950s and there’s no e-mail to be found. Here’s the answer: No, the United States Postal Service will not be delivering mail on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28). In addition, all post offices and federal offices will be closed (though federal workers are still paid for the day).
UPS and FedEx will also have suspended services, though they will resume normal business activity the day after (Tuesday, May 29). Amazon shipping is also delayed for the holiday.
For future reference, here are all the holidays in which the United States Postal Service will be closed:
- New Year’s Day
- Labor Day
- Independence Day (July 4th)
- Presidents Day
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- Columbus Day
- Memorial Day
UPS Express Critical does provide a handful of urgent transportation options for small/lightweight deliveries and heavier shipments. Per UPS:
Our experienced team can quickly assess a critical situation, identify transportation alternatives and implement a delivery solution that meets your time and cost requirements.
Happy Memorial Day!