Former persons who honorably served in the United States military will be praised for their service Saturday as Veterans Day makes its annual return.

As a federal holiday celebrated annually on Nov. 11, many individuals may have the day off from work or school. Likewise, this means the likelihood of closings on Friday ahead of the official holiday is high. The closures may make accomplishing necessary tasks challenging, for some.

Government Buildings: City government offices and courts will be closed ahead of Veterans Day weekend. 

Federal Government Offices: All non-essential federal offices will close Friday. 

Banks: Many banks will remain open Friday, including Bank of America and Wells Fargo. However, most will be closed Saturday to observe the holiday. 

The Stock Market: The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will be open Friday as it operates under normal hours. Markets for currencies and commodities will remain open, too. The bond market, however, will close Friday. 

Postal Service: The USPS will not be open on Saturday. FedEx and UPS will continue to deliver and pick up mail. 

Schools: School closings will differ depending on the district. New York City public schools will be open on Friday, whereas public schools in Los Angeles County will close ahead of the holiday, for example.  

Public Library: Starting Friday, all branches of the public library will be closed for Veterans Day weekend.

Trash Collection: Garbage, recycling, and organics collection will still run as usual. Individuals are instructed to place all related items curbside in accordance with their neighborhood's regular collection schedule. 

Retail: Most big-name retailers will remain open all weekend long. Veterans Day weekend typically brings about a variety of sales and discounted items from retailers like Amazon, Kmart, Nordstrom, Macy's and Sears. 

Movie Theaters: Movie theaters are typically open year-round, with Veterans Day being no exception.

Soldiers Veterans Day honors those who have honorably served in the military, pictured are soldiers saluting the American flag on February 27, 2014 in Fort Knox, Kentucky. Photo: Getty Images