Military bases closed for Bush funeral on Wed?


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I read that most branches of federal govt will close Wed for the George Bush funeral. How does this affect military bases? Will it be treated as a federal holiday nationwide?


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Why should sandcrabs get a paid holiday for a funeral??? I doubt the military will stand down.
It's customary to do this as a sign of respect - it's a display of "public mourning" in the US because a former POTUS has died. :shrug:

You don't personally have to participate, and I won't have a day off at the place that I work. However, the head of each Federal Agency reports to the POTUS. (His Cabinet) GHW Bush is a former POTUS, therefore, this "National Day of Mourning" is being proclaimed in a tribute to him.