"Out of respect for the 41st president of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on December 5".
Eulogies will be offered by former President George W. Bush, former Sen.
Despite the glowing remarks he made in his statements and tweets after Bush's death, Trump has publicly derided the Bush's and their leadership.
He died Friday at age 94.
Trump will attend the ceremony on Wednesday morning in Washington's National Cathedral along with First Lady Melania.
Bush's death reduces membership in the ex-presidents' club to four: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. His passing prompted an outpouring of praise from Republicans and Democrats for his kindness and dedication to public service.
People familiar with the funeral plans played down the possibility of a divide between Trump and the Bush family. Trump directed the presidential plane - called Air Force One when the sitting President is aboard - to pick up Bush's casket and transport it to Washington.
"He was a handsome, lovely man, it was an honour to work with him, he was beloved", veteran Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, expected to be the next speaker of the US House of Representatives, told Reuters as she exited the Rotunda.
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President Donald Trump will not speak at the funeral, informed sources told CNN on Monday, but has said that he will attend a memorial later on Wednesday.
Bush's beloved service dog, Sully, faithfully joined his companion on his final journey to Washington, DC and on Tuesday sat at attention a few moments next to the casket as the President lay in state at the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
President Bush tweeted then that it was, "A great joy to welcome home the newest member of our family, 'Sully, ' a lovely - and beautifully trained - lab from @AmericasVetDogs".
Bush's personal relationship with his Secret Service details will also be on full display throughout the week of events. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth - George W. Bush - eulogized his dad.
Bush had come to be known in recent years for his colorful and symbolic use of socks, wearing different pairs to express his mood or mark occasions.
Along with Sully, people across the US are now mourning the 41st US President - Bush served one term from 1989 until 1993 and oversaw the country through the fall of the Soviet Union and the Gulf War.
Trump also appeared to take a direct swipe at Bush by alluding to a phrase Bush coined during his acceptance speech in 1988 at the Republican National Convention.
Sully was named after Danville, Calif. hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger who successfully landed a disabled US Airways passenger jet in the Hudson River in 2009. Bush enrolled at Yale University after military service, becoming a scholar-athlete and captaining the baseball team to two College World Series before graduating Phi Beta Kappa after just 2½ years.