Post Office Schedule For Veterans Day Weekend; Friday And Saturday Impacts

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, post offices throughout the Tennessee District will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 11.  There will be no residential or business delivery.  
 
Administrative offices, regularly closed on Saturdays, will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10.  
 
Normal operations will resume on Monday, Nov. 13.   
 
Access to Postal products and services are offered at alternate locations or online:
Stamps are available at most grocery, pharmacy and convenient stores.

For 24/7 information on most postal products and services, go to www.usps.com to print postage online, find the nearest Automated Postal Center (APC) or locate contract Postal units.

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