May 28, 1879
Washington, May 28, 1879.
SIR:* I am directed by the President to say that the several Departments of the Government will be closed on Friday, the 30th instant, in remembrance of those who fell in defense of the nation, and to enable the employees to participate in the commemorative ceremonies of the day.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. K. ROGERS, Private Secretary.
* Addressed to the heads of Executive Departments, etc.
Rutherford B. Hayes, Executive Order Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/350143