Mead Calls for Day of Mourning

Governor Matt Mead is encouraging Wyoming citizens to join with the rest of the nation in honoring former President George H.W. Bush with a “Day of Mourning” on Wednesday.

The President has issued a proclamation designating Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning, and federal offices across the country, including Wyoming, will be closed on Wednesday. State offices will remain open.

Bush, the nation's 41st president, died on Nov. 30. He was 94.

In a statement issued Saturday, Gov. Mead said Bush was an extraordinary patriot and public servant. He called on Wyoming citizens to take some time Wednesday to honor a man who devoted himself to our country.

Memorial services for Bush will be held Wednesday in the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

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