US Embassy joins Bush day of mourning

FORMER US President George H.W. Bush waves as he leaves the East Room following the official portrait unveiling of his son former US President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush at the White House in Washington, DC. AFP Photo

In observance of the National Day of Mourning for former United States President George H.W. Bush, the US Embassy and its affiliated offices in Manila will be closed to the public tomorrow, 5 December.

Regular services will resume on Thursday, 6 December, the embassy said in an advisory.

The 41st president of the United States, Bush passed away Friday at age 94, at his home in Houston — “a very gentle and peaceful passing,” in the words of his lifelong friend and advisor James Baker.