WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is halting mail delivery Wednesday as part of the federal government’s national day of mourning for President George H. W. Bush, according to an Associated Press report.
The USPS posted 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.”
On Monday President Donald Trump proclamed Wednesday a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of Bush, ordering the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days out of respect for Bush.