President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

Out of respect for the 41st president of the United States and to honor his contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the presidential proclamation, the U.S. Postal Service suspended regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity for the day. Many federal and state offices also closed.

Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, about eight months after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, his wife of more than 73 years.  He was 94 years old.