“The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq will close on Wednesday to honor former President George H.W. Bush following his death, spokespeople confirmed Saturday,” Chris Mills Rodrigo reports for The Hill.

“NYSE spokeswoman Kristen Kaus told The Hill that the exchange will also observe a minute of silence on Monday in honor of the late president, who died on Friday,” Rodrigo reports. “The Nasdaq will also observe a moment of silence on Monday, with spokesman Will Briganti saying it ‘plans to close its U.S. equities and options markets on December 5 in honor of the national day of mourning.'”

“President Trump has called for a national day of mourning on Wednesday and ordered flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days following Bush’s death,” Rodrigo reports. “The White House said Saturday that Trump and first lady Melania Trump would also attend funeral services for the late president at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Specifics on the funeral have not yet been released.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook was among many notable people worldwide who sent his sympathies to the Bush family:

We have lost a great American. Service defined President George H.W. Bush’s life, and he taught all of us about leadership, sacrifice and decency. We send our deepest sympathies to the Bush family. — Apple CEO Tim Cook

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We lost a great President, great American, and great man in former President George H.W. Bush. So evident to my wife Barbara & me, was how very thoughtful, caring and considerate a person he was. Genuine, authentic. And yes, he was kinder and gentler than most. Sure, he was strong and tough, yet he put the “gentle” in gentleman. President Bush and his wonderful wife Barbara were great friends, and we cherish the relationship we were blessed to have with them. President Bush was from the old school of dealing with friends. We probably received 25 handwritten notes from him over the years. His timing & touch were impeccable. When we lost our dear grandson Jake in 2005, the first note we received was from President Bush. He was always so respectful & incredibly supportive of everything Barbara & I did. He was a longtime member of the Memorial Tournament’s Captains Club. He attended @memorialgolf and remained supportive for years. It was an extension of our friendship but also reflective of his love and respect for the game of golf. President Bush also loved playing the game. His passion and support of golf was deep. I love to tell one story about President Bush that says so much about the person he was. It happened 20 years ago this month, when I was U.S. team Captain in the 1998 @presidentscup, played at Royal Melbourne in Australia. On the final day, President Bush stood on the first tee to greet all 24 players, one at a time. From the first singles’ pairing until the last, the temperature probably dropped 40 degrees and with it came a steady rain. President Bush stood in the pouring rain and shook every hand—with grace & a big smile. To him, it was probably a small gesture. To me, it spoke volumes about his enduring & endearing character. We are very sad today, and our hearts go out to his entire family & countless individuals who mourn a great loss. But we also feel blessed to have known a tremendous leader, a patriot, and a husband, father & grandfather with an unwavering commitment to family. As a President, George H.W. Bush touched & impacted the lives of millions. As a person, he touched the lives of the Nicklaus family more than we can put into words.

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