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National day of mourning: What's closed in the Borderland

Today is a national day of mourning for 41st President George H.W. Bush, and much of the government is closed. Bush died on Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

Today is a national day of mourning for 41st President George H.W. Bush, and much of the government is closed. Bush died on Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

Texas state agencies, offices and departments will be closed and general government operations and services shall be maintained by skeletal work crews.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Dec. 5 as an official day of mourning so that Texans may gather and pay their respects to the memory of George H.W. Bush. Abbott ordered all state buildings to lower flags to half-staff until sunrise Dec. 31 in honor of Bush's life.

The United States District Court for the District of New Mexico will be closed.

All federal offices are closed today and federal employees are excused from work. This includes the U.S. Post Office, and therefore, residents across the Borderland will not receive mail delivery at home today. All regular mail deliveries, retail and administrative activities will resume at post offices on Dec. 6. Additionally, some banks and courts are also closed.

The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day for the national day of mourning. The House has canceled all votes for the week and the Senate has postponed votes until after today's funeral.

In addition to federal government closings, the U.S. stock exchange is also closed. Both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will not trade on Wall Street today.

All national forest offices and ranger districts are also closed today.

A state funeral will be held at the Washington National Cathedral today and will be viewable at kfoxtv.com and on KFOX14 social media sites. The funeral is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. MT.

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