USPS suspends mail deliveries for National Day of Mourning

(WRIC) — In honor of former President George H.W. Bush, the United States Postal Service announced Monday it will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and its administrative office activity on Dec. 5 after President Trump proclaimed Wednesday as a National Day of Mourning. 

The United States Postal Service announced the news on its website:

Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Dec.  5. 

We will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that our network remains fluid and we do not experience any impacts to our package delivery operations that might negatively affect our customers or business partners during the remainder of our busy holiday season. 

Most federal employees will be given the day off, unless they cannot be excused for national security, defense or other essential reasons. Additionally, the US Supreme Court will delay arguments for the day, and the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will also close. 

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