What's closed on national day of mourning for George HW Bush's funeral

Matt Mc Clain  Washington Post filesU.S. President Donald Trump and former presidents Barack Obama Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter attend Wednesday’s funeral service for former president George H.W. Bush

Matt Mc Clain Washington Post filesU.S. President Donald Trump and former presidents Barack Obama Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter attend Wednesday’s funeral service for former president George H.W. Bush

Friends and family gathered at Washington National Cathedral in D.C. for a funeral service honoring late former president George H.W. Bush.

Wednesday was designated a national day of mourning, with many closings across America. It is also bringing together world envoys, the four remaining ex-presidents, and President Trump.

So whether it's these instances, or Trump shaking hands with the Obamas but notthe Clintons, you can decided if you agree with the viewer who thinks Trump was simply: "opting not to participate in the service".

But the former president might not have expected such honor.

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The closure was announced by President Donald Trump.

Once seated, President Trump shook the hand of his predecessor and then reached over Melania and former President Obama to shake the hand of Michelle Obama, who appeared to give something of a half smile and say "good morning" before leaning back.

Special Air Mission 41 lands at Houston's Ellington Field; George H.W. Bush will lie in repose overnight at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before traveling by train to College Station, where he will be laid to rest near his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

George H.W. Bush's casket departed the US Capitol.

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