The national day of mourning on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, means the Federal Government including the US Post Office will be closed.

President George Herbert Walker Bush passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 94 and President Donald Trump has called for a national day of mourning. In short, it means the Federal Government will be closed as well as the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. The United States Post Office is also among the offices that will be closed on Wednesday. Flags should currently be flown at half-staff.

As the Nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States. The President has issued an Executive order to close Federal offices and excuse all Federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential public business.

A state funeral for President George Herbert Walker Bush will be held at the Washington National Cathedral that day, beginning at 11 a.m. The last time the market closed to honor the death of a president was on Jan. 2, 2007, for President Gerald Ford