President Bush has ordered the closing of all federal offices on June 11th as a mark of respect for former President Ronald Reagan.
Office of Personnel Director Kay Coles James notified Cabinet Secretaries, Agency Heads and Chief Human Capital Officers governmentwide about the closure shortly after President Bush signed the Executive Order on Sunday, June 6th. James provided agency leaders with a copy of the President’s proclamation which named Friday, June 11, 2004, as a National Day of Mourning.
Most Federal offices will be closed on June 11th. The exceptions will be agencies for which the agency head determines must remain open for reasons of national security or defense or other essential public business.
Former President Reagan will lie in state at the United States Capitol beginning Wednesday evening. He will be laid to rest in his home state of California later in the week.