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George HW Bush Tomorrow National Day of Mourning - Federal Government Closes
Dec 04, 2018

Tomorrow is a National Day of Mourning – Here’s What’s Closed

George HW Bush Tomorrow National Day of Mourning - Federal Government Closes

On December 5th, 2018 The United States will observe a National Day of Mourning for George H.W. Bush’s funeral.
Former president George H.W. Bush died on Friday, November 30th, 2018 in Texas.

A National Day of Mourning is a day marked by mourning and memorial activities observed among the majority of a country’s populace. They are designated by the national government and do not occur often.

Here is a list of closures, courtesy of Mercury News.

  • Many of the nation’s postal services, including regular mail delivery, will be put on hold for the day, though the Post Office will provide “limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that our network remains fluid.”
  • All post office locations will be closed.
  • Most federal employees will be excused from work on Wednesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management, although the Washington Post points out that individual agencies across the government are free to choose which crucial employees to keep on the job for the day.
  • All federal offices will be closed.
  • Social Security offices across the nation will be closed.
  • Some banks will be closed, although the Federal Reserve Bank payment systems will function as normal.
  • With flags across the country lowered to half-staff, some courts will be closed as well.
  • The Supreme Court is postponing arguments for the day.
  • All votes in Congress have been cancelled or postponed until after the Wednesday funeral.
  • Some state governments, including Bush’s home state of Texas, are shutting down for the day, with government operations maintained by skeletal work crews.
  • The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed.