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Federal agencies, including USPS, closed Wednesday for Day of Mourning

Posted at 3:37 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 16:38:34-05

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 [George H.W. Bush's] 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."

USPS says limited package delivery service will be available Wednesday to ensure fluidity and no major impacts to package delivery operations during the busy holiday season. 

George H.W. Bush, who also was a World War II veteran and the father of the 43rd President, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday to Wednesday. A state funeral will be held at the Washington National Cathedral Wednesday. Another service will be held in Houston on Thursday. 

American flags are to be flown at half staff around the country for 30 days to honor the former President's life and service. 


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