Why is the post office closed on a Wednesday?
The United States Postal Service is suspending mail delivery for the day as part of the national day of mourning for former president George H.W. Bush.
The postal service said in a statement that it would suspend regular mail activities, retail services and administrative office activity, "out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime."
It said it would continue limited package delivery to avoid negative impacts to customers during the holiday season.
President Donald Trump declared Dec. 5 as a national day of mourning after the former president died Friday.
REMEMBERING GEORGE BUSH
- George W. Bush, choking back tears, lauds his father at funeral
- That time George H.W. Bush shaved his head
This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: No regular mail delivery Wednesday, Dec. 5 on day of mourning for George HW Bush