No mail delivery Wednesday, all Post Offices will be closed

The U.S. Post Office, along with other federal buildings, will be closed Wednesday to honor the life of former President George H. W. Bush.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Saturday declaring all departments and agencies of the federal government to close Wednesday "as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush."

Some employees involved in national security, defense or other jobs may still have to report for work. The U.S. Post Office will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery on that day.

"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 Monday.

The postal service will provide "limited" package delivery service Wednesday to ensure its network "remains fluid" and so USPS customers will not be negatively affected during the remainder of the holiday season, the agency said.

Bush died Friday at age 94. He was the 41st president of the United States.

usps.com/national-day-of-mourning

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