National Day of Mourning – December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning On November 30, 2018, President George Herbert Walker Bush, passed away at the age of 94.

We extend our sincerest and deepest  condolences to the Bush family.

To honor the 41st President’s passing, President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning.

Around 5 p.m. today, the 41st President’s casket will arrive in Washington D.C. His body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from 7:30 p.m. tonight to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

His  funeral will be held at the National Cathedral at 11 a.m on Wednesday. President Trump and the first lady are expected to be in  attendance and President George W. Bush, the 43rd President, will deliver the eulogy.

What Will Happen on the National Day of Mourning?

The following will occur on Wednesday to honor President George H. W. Bush:

  • All executive departments and agencies will be closed.

 

  • The National Day of Mourning will be treated as a holiday for most federal employees who are not considered essential.

 

  • Flags will be flown at half-staff at the White House, public buildings, military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels throughout the United States and its respective territories for 30 days.

Live Procession

If you are interested, please feel free to watch the below live feed to follow President George H. W. Bush’s motorcade procession to Air Force One in Houston, TX.

Please feel free to leave your condolences in the comment section below. Or, you may state what you plan to do to celebrate the life of President George H. W. Bush.

Video credit:  ABC13 Houston  | Youtube


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