How the National Day of Mourning Could Affect You
Born in Milton, Massachusetts, former President George H.W. Bush fought in WWII and in 1966 was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Bush then served as Ronald Reagan's vice president for two terms before winning the 1988 U.S. presidential race, serving just one term at the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. On Friday, November 30, 2018, Bush passed away at the age of 94.
On Wednesday, December 5th, the 41st President of the United States of America, George H.W. Bush will make his final tour of Washington and the United States Postal Service will halt mail delivery as part of the federal government’s National Day of Mourning.
The United States Postal Service issued a press release which reads,
“Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Dec. 5. We will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that our network remains fluid and we do not experience any impacts to our package delivery operations that might negatively affect our customers or business partners during the remainder of our busy holiday season.”
Following the death of our 41st president on November 30th, President Trump made a proclamation that Wednesday, December 5th would be observed as a National Day of Mourning and this means that the federal government will close for the day, and flags on public buildings are to be flown at half-staff for 30 days out of respect for our former president. In addition to the closure of the federal government, the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will close for the day and the Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day.
President George H.W. Bush's funeral will take place on Wednesday, December 5th at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m and all major televisions networks will televise the service.