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USPS Shuts Down to Honor Bush

NYSE, Nasdaq will also be closed
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Stephen G. Leighton Jr. salutes as he pays his respects to former President George H.W. Bush in the Capitol's Rotunda in Washington on Monday.   (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)
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(Newser) – The US Postal Service "will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity" on Wednesday, declared a national day of mourning for former President George HW Bush. "Out of respect for the 41st President," USPS says it will provide only limited package delivery "consistent with the Presidential Proclamation," per CNN. The AP reports the federal government and US financial markets will also be closed for the day, which will include an 11am memorial service at Washington's National Cathedral. Trump is expected to attend alongside former presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter. (The elder Bush is to be buried in Houston.)

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