If you planned on getting packages and letters from the United States Postal Service today (Wednesday December 5th), you are out of luck. Here's why. The United States Postal Service announced that they will observe a National Day of Mourning to honor the passing of George H.W. Bush. According to WGRZ, the postal service released a statement saying that to honor the 41st President of the United States, the Postal Service will not do regular mail deliveries and not be open at their retail locations and administrative offices.

They go on to say that they are honoring George H.W. Bush for all he has done for the country during his lifetime. A Presidential Proclamation has been issued from President Trump to have a National Day of Mourning today (Wednesday December 5th).

The proclamation also states that all federal offices will be closed, the U.S. stock markets will be closed as well as any Supreme Court proceedings.

There is one exception. The United States Postal Service does say that they will be delivering some packages because of the holiday season to make sure their network remains fluid.

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