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U.S. Post Office, stock markets, federal government to close Wednesday to mourn passing President George H.W. Bush

Post offices will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery tomorrow in observance of the national day of mourning declared by President Donald Trump to honor former President George H.W. Bush.

The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and all federal offices will be closed tomorrow also.

President George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States in a 1989 official portrait.

Some banks may close, but the Federal Reserve Bank payment systems will work as normal. BNB Bank has announced it will remain open tomorrow.

The president also directed all U.S. flags be flown at half-staff for 30 days on all public buildings and grounds in honor and tribute to the memory of the 41st president, who died Nov. 30 at age 94.

“President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to public service,” Trump said in a proclamation issued Saturday, Dec. 1. “Our country will greatly miss his inspiring example,” he said.

“I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.”

Denise Civiletti
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