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Federal offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of the late President George H.W. Bush, whose death was announced in a statement Friday night. Bush was 94.

To honor the 41st president, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday a National Day of Mourning.

According to the executive order, some employees involved in national security, defense or other jobs may report for work. However, the United States Postal Service be closed with most deliveries suspended that day.

Here is what will be closed Wednesday in honor of the National Day of Mourning:

The United States Postal Service will halt most mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity. According to the USPS, some package deliveries will occur Wednesday to prevent backlog during the holiday shopping season. Priority mail will be delivered.

• Federal offices and courts will be closed.

• The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq.

• The Supreme Court will delay arguments by a day.

"I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance," President Trump said in an official White House statement.

All living presidents — Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter — are slated to attend the funeral, which will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.


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