WASHINGTON D.C. – President Donald Trump has announced a day of National Mourning on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The President of the United States has signed a declaration declaring Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning to honor the late Former President George H.W. Bush. He died at age 94 Friday night.
The declaration requires all flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days.
Here’s how it may affect you:
- The United States Post Office will not deliver regular mail. With the exception of limited package delivery in order to maintain the delivery network during the Holiday Season. All post office locations will be closed.
- The New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will be closed.
- The Supreme Court will not hear any cases.
- The U.S. House has canceled all scheduled votes for the week.
- The U.S. Senate has canceled votes until after the Wednesday funeral.
- Some banks will be closed.
- Federal offices will be closed with the exception of essential employees and employees that are essential to national security.
President Bush is lying in state until Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda where the public is invited to pay their respects. President Donald Trump and wife Melania paid their respects on Monday.
On Wednesday Bush is will be brought to the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. for a memorial service. Bush will then be flown back to Houston, Texas where he will lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. On Thursday Bush will be brought to George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas where he will be laid to rest aside his wife Barbara Bush and his late daughter Robin.
By: Anthony Preziosi Like on Facebook