U.S. Postal Service to Suspend Service Wednesday in Tribute to George H.W. Bush

The U.S. Postal Service plans to suspend regular mail service Wednesday in observance of a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

President George H. W. Bush appears in a White House portrait, circa 1989. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

President George H. W. Bush appears in a White House portrait, circa 1989. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

"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 written statement.

Limited package deliveries will continue on Wednesday to to avoid negatively impacting customers and business partners, officials said.

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