National Day of Mourning

President Trump has announced that December 5th, 2018 will be a National Day of Mourning in honor of the late President George H.W. Bush who passed away Friday at the age of 94 on Friday.

What it means for us: In honor of 41st President, events will be held in remembrance and most government departments will be closed on Wednesday.

“Former President George H.W. Bush smiles during the second day of the Republican National Convention at the Xcel Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images)s everything that will be closed or limited on Wednesday
  • U.S. Postal Service will not deliver regular mail. All post office locations will be closed too. Limited package delivery will continue to avoid setbacks during the busy holiday season, however.
  • New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed.
  • Federal offices will be closed. Federal employees will be excused from work, except for reasons of national security or essential public businesses.
  • Some banks and courts will be closed. Federal Reserve Bank payment systems will work as normal.
  • The Supreme Court is postponing arguments for that day.
  • The House has cancelled all votes for the week.
  • The Senate has postponed votes to after the Wednesday funeral.