United States Post Office suspends mail service on Dec. 5 for National Day of Mourning

December 5 has been declared a national holiday and that means there will be no mail delivery.

President Donald J. Trump proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.

The United States Post Office says it will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity out of respect for the 41st President and his vast contributions to our country.

The post office says it will provide limited package delivery service "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 post office is just one of several offices which will close across the country. In Kansas, all state offices will be closed, including Wichita State University and WSU Tech. Offices in Wichita and Sedgwick County will remain open. Kansas State University says it will observe the day in the same manner as the Veterans Day holiday and remain open.