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  • President Donald Trump ordered all executive
    departments and federal agencies closed on December 5.
  • In the order, Trump said the decision was meant “as a mark of
    respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President
    of the United States.”
  • Trump previously declared December 5 as a national day of
    mourning to honor the 41st president.

President Donald Trump ordered all executive departments and
federal agencies closed on December 5.

In an executive order, Trump said the decision was meant “as a
mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first
President of the United States.”

The order allows for certain offices to remain open to preserve
national security and defense.

Former
president George H.W. Bush died
on Friday, November 30, at
age 94. The White House said Trump and first lady Melania were
notified of his passing overnight, and Saturday morning Trump
declared December 5 a national day of mourning in honor of the
41st president.

In a statement announcing Bush’s passing, Trump said he hoped
people across the world would spend December 5 remembering Bush.

“I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their
respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory
of President George H.W. Bush,” Trump said in the statement. “I
invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in
this solemn observance.”


Read more: Former US presidents George W.
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president George H.W. Bush

The White House also issued a presidential proclamation that the
American flag will fly half-staff on all public buildings and
grounds, military posts, and US embassies around the world for
the next 30 days.

Congressional leaders announced Saturday that Bush would lie in
state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday, December 3 to
Wednesday, December 5.

A state funeral will be held
Washington National Cathedral, and the White House said the
president and first lady will attend. More details are yet to
come from the Bush family. 

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