Wednesday to be national day of mourning

President George H.W. Bush's remains arrive at Houston's Ellington Field, Photo Date: December 3, 2018 / Photo: MSNBC / (MGN)

WASHINGTON (WTOK) - President Donald J. Trump has declared Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning, calling on Americans to remember the contributions of former President George H.W. Bush.

American flags at federal buildings are at half-staff in honor of the former president who died Friday evening at age 94.

The remains of Bush 41 will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

The funeral for President George H.W. Bush will be televised by ABC on WTOK Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m.

Federal buildings will be closed Wednesday. The U.S. Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service. Package delivery will be limited.

U.S. trading will also be closed Wednesday. Traders observed a moment of silence in the late president's honor before markets opened Monday.