National Day of Mourning: Federal Offices Closed; USPS Regular Mail Delivery Suspended On December 5

Published: December 03, 2018 at 05:38 pm


The United States Office of Personnel Management at announced December 2, “As the Nation mourns the loss of President George H. W. Bush, President Trump has taken official action to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States. The President has issued an Executive order to close Federal offices and excuse all Federal employees from duty for the scheduled workday on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, except those who, in the judgment of the head of the agency, cannot be excused for reasons of national security, defense, or other essential public business.”

The US Postal Service announced Monday, December 3, it would suspend regular mail deliveries and close post offices December 5 for the national day of mourning, which comes amid the busiest shipping weeks of the year. According to, “President Donald J. Trump has declared December 5 as a national day of mourning, calling on Americans to remember the vast contributions of former President George H.W. Bush. To honor the life and legacy of President Bush, the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning.”

*All post office locations will be closed.

*Regular mail will not be delivered.

*Package delivery will be limited.


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