In observance of Memorial Day, all Arvest Branches and the customer service line will be closed on Monday, May 31. We will resume normal hours on Tuesday, June 1.
For your convenience, you can bank 24/7 using:
- Arvest Go Mobile App
- Arvest Online Banking with BlueIQ™
- An ATM near you
- 24-Hour Account Info Line
Wondering what to do over the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend? Whether you are planning a relaxing day with your family or seeking an adventurous, new experience, check out these options in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Pack up and head out to one of the many fabulous state parks in the four-state area. State parks in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma are diverse; from wetlands and rocky mountains to clear lakes and streams and quiet hollows, these parks offer an array of activities such as hiking, kayaking, cycling and stargazing. Some offer overnight accommodations as well as interpretive visitor centers. Grab the family (and the camera) and make the most of your natural surroundings. We encourage you to contact the park ahead of your visit to find out if they are offering any special Memorial Day Weekend events or if there are any modifications to normal park policies.
Take the family out to a ballgame! Enjoy America’s favorite pastime by cheering on local teams, such as the Kansas City Monarchs, Arkansas Travelers, or the KC Royals ,as they all have home games scheduled over the weekend. With various specials and promotions being offered at the parks, such as kids eating for free or fireworks, you are sure to have a great time! Check the team’s page before heading to the game so you will know what to expect before arriving.
Brush up your history knowledge by visiting a local memorial or museum. The National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City is hosting several events to honor and recognize the men and women that serve our country. Visitors of all ages can enjoy events such as a hot air balloon glow and a keynote address from Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Eric Jacobson. For those near Oklahoma City, the 45th Infantry Division Museum celebrates military history In Oklahoma and beyond with a variety of photographs, artifacts and documents on display, as well as an annual Memorial Day ceremony that includes the firing of a WWII anti-tank gun and music from the Governor’s 145th Army Band. The Arkansas Air and Military Museum allows visitors to follow the colorful history of aviation in Arkansas and American military conflicts through numerous displays of original artifacts and aviation memorabilia. The historic aircraft in the Arkansas Air & Military Museum are unusual among museum exhibits because many of them still fly. Representing a military fort of the 1840s, The Fort Scott National Historic Site encompasses three decades of American history with interpretive exhibits, period furnishings, and living history programs that include soldiers drilling on horseback and artillery demonstrations. The site preserves 20 historic structures, eleven of which are original buildings, the others are reconstructions built on the original foundations. The site is furnished to the 1840s era, but the story told here encompasses three decades of American history. It is recommended that you check the above mentioned websites before making plans to visit to ensure you have all the details needed to make your adventure an enjoyable one.
If a more low-key weekend is better for you, consider simply flying the United States flag or participate in the “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00 p.m. on May 31 for a moment of silence to honor and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Or, you could write a letter or make a phone call to offer gratitude and well wishes to the loved ones of a fallen soldier in your community. However you choose to observe Memorial Day, make it a point to take time to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country.