NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Monday's annual Veterans Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m. with a ceremony at the Doughboy Monument on Raritan Avenue in Highland Park.

The parade will proceed south along Raritan Avenue into New Brunswick.

Participants will then travel along George Street and end the procession at The Monument at George Street and Livingston Avenue. The city is encouraging parade-goers to line the streets along the route and support our veterans.

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Veterans Day is a federal holiday honoring all those currently serving and who have served in the military.

It became a federal holiday in 1938 and is one of 10 observed throughout the year.

Since it is a federal holiday, all post offices and most banks are closed on Monday.

Many state  and  local government offices and courts will be closed. In New Brunswick, City Hall will be closed Monday and will reopen Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Schools in the Garden State have the option of closing and New Brunswick schools will be closed.

Rutgers' campuses are open and classes are on a normal schedule.

There will be UPS and FedEx deliveries Monday and the New York Stock Exchange will be open.