December 4, 2018 11:00 AM, EST

Postal Service Will Suspend Delivery Dec. 5 to Honor Late President Bush

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The United States Postal Service won’t be delivering mail Dec. 5 as part of the national day of mourning for the late former President George H.W. Bush.

“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,” the agency said in a statement on its website Dec. 3.

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“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.”

President Trump ordered all federal government offices closed Dec. 5 to honor the 41st president, who died Nov. 28.

Financial markets also will be closed and the Supreme Court has postponed arguments scheduled for that day.

The elder Bush will be memorialized at Washington’s National Cathedral Dec. 5 at 11 a.m. EST, then returned to Texas to be buried.

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