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National Day of Mourning: What’s open and what’s closed

Posted at 9:39 AM, Dec 05, 2018

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COLORADO SPRINGS – President Trump signed an executive order to declare Wednesday as a national day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

The executive order excuses most federal workers from their jobs and closes federal offices. The stock markets have also closed for Bush’s national funeral, meaning no trading is happening Wednesday.

Here is a more detailed list of offices and affected operations locally:

  • All U.S. Post Offices will be closed Wednesday, but some limited package deliveries will take place
  • At Fort Carson, all 4th Infantry Division offices will be closed. However, Evans Army Community Hospital will remain open and there will be no change in daily operations.
  • At Peterson Air Force Base, dining facilities and the fitness center will run on limited schedules. The north gate will also be closed. For more information click here.
  • At Schriever Air Force Base, the West gate will close at noon. The north gate will operate normally
  • Social Security offices in Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City,  La Junta and Trinidad  will be closed for the day
  • Passport services and offices will be closed
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve visitor center will be closed. The park will remain open to visitors.

Issuing the order is rare, but is considered normal for the death of a former president. President George W. Bush declared one when Gerald Ford died in 2007 and when Ronald Reagan died in 2004.

Bush died last Friday. He was 94 years old.