George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Nov. 30, and President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday a National Day of Mourning.
The National Day of Mourning will occur on the day the former 94-year-old president, a World War II combat veteran, is remembered in a state funeral in Washington, D.C., six days after his death. Four former presidents and President Donald Trump will be attending his funeral at the National Cathedral.
The last funeral for a former president was the one for Gerald Ford, who died on Dec. 26, 2006, and was buried Jan. 2, 2007; Ronald Regan had died two years earlier in June 2004.
Bush’s wife, Barbara, died in April; they were married for 73 years.
Here is a breakdown of what will be closed Wednesday for the National Day of Mourning:All federal offices, some banks and courts will be closed. The United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity. The Postal Service will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the network remains fluid. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will also be closed. U.S. traders also observed a moment of silence before markets opened on Monday in honor of Bush. The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day for the national day of mourning.