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National day of mourning as nation says goodbye to President George H.W. Bush

FILE - In this May 11, 2008 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson, File)

KENNEBUNKPORT (WGME) -- Federal buildings across the country are closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning while the country says goodbye to President George H.W. Bush.

National days of mourning don't happen very often.

President Donald Trump issued an executive order to close the federal government. Most federal employees have the day off.

National parks may be closed or have limited services to visitors on Wednesday.

The US Postal Service will only make limited package deliveries and will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity.

The US Supreme Court has delayed arguments for the day.

Governor Paul LePage issued an order to close executive departments in the state.

The closures will last until the end of the day Wednesday. Federal buildings will reopen Thursday.

President Bush will be given a state funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington DC before being laid to rest Thursday at his presidential library on the Texas A&M campus.

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