What's closed on national day of mourning for George H.W. Bush's funeral

Posted at 10:41 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 23:41:14-05

As the Nation continues to mourn the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, many government offices will be closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. 

The closure was announced by President Donald Trump. Trump signed an executive order to close the federal government "as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States."

See the list below for closures: 

  • All post office locations will be closed
  • Some National Parks will be closed or have limited operating hours
  • Regular mail delivery will be suspended Wednesday. Click here for the details. 
  • All federal offices will be closed, including Social Security offices
  • Non-essential government employees will be excused from work
  • The New York Stock Exchange will be closed for the day
  • The Supreme Court is delaying arguments for the day
  • Congress will postpone all votes scheduled for the day
  • Government in Texas, Bush’s home state, is shutting down for the day