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All City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected offices and agencies will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veterans Day.

“On Veterans Day, we pause to honor those who have sacrificed much to protect our most precious freedoms,” said Mayor Yemi Mobolade. “To all our veterans and their families, I SEE you. I salute you. I honor your sacrifice, service and love for this country. And I am proud that you have chosen Colorado Springs as your home. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for serving.”

The following facilities will be CLOSED Friday:

  • Administrative offices for Mountain Metropolitan Transit
  • City Administration Building
  • City Clerk
  • City Hall
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum (will reopen Saturday, Nov. 11)
  • Deerfield Community Center
  • Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center
  • Hillside Community Center
  • Meadows Park Community Center
  • Municipal Court
  • Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Administration Building
  • Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site
  • Sales Tax Office
  • Sports and Therapeutic Recreation Programs Office in Memorial Park
  • Starsmore Visitor and Nature Center

The following facilities will remain OPEN Friday:

  • Fairfield and Evergreen cemeteries – gates open (offices closed)
  • Patty Jewett Golf Course
  • Pikes Peak Highway – free admission to active and retired military with ID on Saturday, Nov. 11. As always, access is weather permitting.
  • Sertich Ice Center
  • Valley Hi Golf Course

Military Impact in Colorado Springs

  • An estimated 90,000 veterans live in Colorado Springs, which is roughly 17 percent of the city’s population. The national average is 7 percent.
  • Veterans comprise approximately 18% of the workforce at the City of Colorado Springs. The City is a Top 10 Military Friendly Employer and a Top 10 Military Spouse Friendly Employer.
  • Colorado Springs is a model city for defense community partnerships and military family resources. The city is recognized as the national standard for public-private partnerships like Mt. Carmel Veteran Service Center, the El Paso County Veteran Service Office and the Homefront Military Network who provide full-spectrum support for our service members, military families, and veterans.
  • Colorado Springs was named by LinkedIn as the No. 1 city in America where veterans are most successful in post-military careers and by Wallethub as the No. 7 best place for veterans to live.
  • Colorado Springs is home to five military installations that contribute to a $7 billion economic impact: Fort Carson, Peterson Space Force Base, Schriever Space Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Space Force Station and the United States Air Force Academy. The city is also home to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) & U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM).
  • Approximately 45,000 active-duty military, Guard and Reserve members live in Colorado Springs.
  • The aerospace and defense industry accounts for 40+% of the Colorado Springs economy with more than 200 space, aerospace, cybersecurity and defense companies employing 111,000 people, with an annual economic impact of more than $10.2 billion in 2022. The sector grew by 16% from 2017 through 2022.
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