Tomorrow is a National Day of Mourning: Here’s What’s Open and What’s Closed

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

By Jesse Sokolow on 4 December 2018
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Tomorrow, Wednesday, is a National Day of Mourning in memory of the late president, George Herbert Walker Bush, who died on November 30.

The National Day of Mourning is the day on which the former president, a decorated navy pilot, former CIA director, and former vice president who steered the nation through one of the most tumultuous periods in world politics, will be remembered at a state funeral in Washington, D.C.

Four former presidents – Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, the late president’s son George W. Bush, and Barack Obama – as well as President Trump will be attending the funeral at the National Cathedral.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s open for business and operating in the United States – and what isn’t – on Wednesday.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES All Federal government offices are closed on Wednesday.

POST OFFICE All post office locations will be closed and there will be no regular mail delivery except for Priority Mail Express, formerly known as Express Mail and some packages in order not to create a backlog. Regular service resumes on Thursday.

BANKS Financial institutions will be open.

SCHOOLS Schools will be open in almost all jurisdictions.

FINANCIAL MARKETS The nation’s stock and bond markets will be closed on Thursday.

TRANSPORTATION Most local transportation systems, such as buses, subways, and commuter rail systems, will operate on normal schedules Wednesday.  Airports and rail stations will be operating normally as well.

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