In Honor of President George H.W. Bush, Markets to Be Closed Wednesday, Dec. 5th
Several US markets will be closed on Wednesday, December, 5th 2019 as the country observes a national day of mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush who died on Friday.
The CME Group’s equities markets, Nasdaq’s US equities and options markets, and the NYSE will all close on Wednesday in addition to having a moment of silence for the deceased president on Monday.
This marks the first time in just over a decade that US financial markets have closed to honor the death of a president, with the last instance coming in 2007 after the death of President Gerald Ford.
The funeral for President Bush, the 41st president, will be on Wednesday and President Trump has declared it a National Day of Mourning. According to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House Press Secretary, “He and the First Lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.”
George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924, in Milton, MA & recently past away on November 30, 2018, in Houston, TX. President Bush was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the presidency, Bush served as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
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