U.S. Post Office will be closed Wednesday in honor of Bush

Published 6:25 pm Monday, December 3, 2018

The U.S. Post Office in Vicksburg and most federal offices will close Wednesday.

President Donald Trump has ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning to honor the passing of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, who died over the weekend.

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Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation through Wednesday. An invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

Afterward, Bush will be returned to Houston to lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church before burial Thursday.