Mail delivery to be postponed for day of mourning

TAYLOR COUNTY— The United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery on Wednesday, December 5, in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

On Tuesday, the United States Postal Services (USPS) announced on their website that all retail locations will be closed on Wednesday, to honor the former president.

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.

According to USPS, all post office locations will be closed, regular mail will not be delivered and package delivery services will be limited.

During the national day of mourning, Wednesday’s edition of the Mountain Statesman will be delivered to homes and businesses on Thursday.

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