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Americans will observe a National Day of Mourning on Wednesday, the day a state funeral will be held for former president George H.W. Bush.
Bush died Friday night at his Houston, Texas, home. He was 94.
A National Day of Mourning is rare in the United States and is generally observed when a former president dies. The federal government is closed for the day and other services are affected as well.
Bush will lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol until Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. ET. His casket will then be taken to the National Cathedral for a state funeral to be held at 11 a.m. ET.
Speakers at the service will include former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, historian and presidential biographer Jon Meacham and Bush’s son, former President George W. Bush.
In addition to Bush’s funeral service at the National Cathedral, here is what will happen on Wednesday:
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