Government Offices Closed, No Mail Delivery Wednesday
In honor of President George H.W. Bush., government offices will be closed on Wednesday, including the United States Postal Service.
According to the Washington Post, President Donald Trump has declared Dec. 5, 2018, a national day of mourning and issued an Executive order closing federal offices and excusing federal employees from work.
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 United States Postal Service has said it is suspending regular mail delivery. However, some services will continue.
The Postal Service said in a statement,
“We will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that our network remains fluid and we do not experience any impacts to our package delivery operations that might negatively affect our customers or business partners during the remainder of our busy holiday season."
The 41st president will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation through Wednesday.
A private funeral will then be held on Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.