Rhode Island is the only state in the country to observe Victory Day. The holiday commemorates the surrender of Japan on Aug. 15, 1945, nine days after the United States dropped the world's first atom bomb on Hiroshima.
The holiday is not a recognized national holiday, so federal offices, including the U.S. Postal Service, will remain operational.
State and local government municipal offices–except for town beaches and essential emergency services—will be closed.
: Closed - The Agricultural Conservancy Trust will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in Town Council chambers.
Post Offices: Open
The says trash pick-up will be delayed one day.
Retail stores: Most corporate retail store chains are open, but it’s recommended to call ahead to the locally owned stores. Check the Patch Directory listings for more information.
Restaurants, Fast-Food and Pubs: Most establishments typically open on Mondays are open today, however some may have special holiday hours.