USPS To Suspend Delivery, Close Retail Locations Wednesday for Day of Mourning in Honor of George H.W. Bush

Spring, Texas – December 3, 2018: Wednesday has been declared a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

Federal agencies, including the postal service, have been instructed to close, according to a directive issued by President Donald Trump.

“Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor 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.”

The United States Postal Service says they will provide limited package delivery service on Wednesday to ensure there are no major impacts to their delivery network.


  • All Post Office® locations will be closed.
  • Regular mail will not be delivered.
  • Package delivery will be limited.

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