Wyoming Governor Matt Mead is urging Wyoming residents to join the rest of the country in honoring former President George H.W. Bush with a ''Day of Mourning" on Wednesday, December 5th.

President Trump recently issued a proclamation designating the day as a time to ''pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush."

Federal offices across the country will be closed for the day, but Wyoming state offices will remain open.

In a statement issued Saturday, Governor Mead noted, “President George H.W. Bush was an extraordinary patriot and public servant. His dedication to family and his absolute courtesy to all serve as a model for all Americans. Carol and I send our condolences to his family.”

Mead said the former President should be honored on December 5 – a day in which his memorial services will be held in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
“I ask Wyoming citizens to take time during this day to honor a man who devoted himself to our country,” Governor Mead said.