Memorial service honoring former President George H.W. Bush

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WASHINGTON (NBC) -- Today, marks the national day of mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush.

The public is invited to a viewing at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, DC today, where the President will lie in state.

Many of the nation's federal and state offices will close in observance, including all post offices, NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange, and all Texas state offices.