No letter service; post offices closed to honor late president

December 5, 2018 | 7:11 am

Updated December 5, 2018 | 7:16 am

There will be no letter service today in honor of former President George H.W. Bush's funeral and the National Day of Mourning. | Graphic by Owensboro Times

On Saturday, after learning of the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to close the federal government today, Wednesday, Dec. 5, in honor of the former president’s funeral and “as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States.”

Locally, this means all retail post office locations will be closed and there will be no letter service today.

According to City letter carrier Bryan Hamilton, there will still be package delivery today, similar to the service the USPS (United States Postal Service) provides on Sunday.

Packages delivery from UPS and FedEx should still be operating as usual.

In addition, all federal offices will be closed today, including Social Security offices.

The New York Stock Exchange will be also be closed, the Supreme Court is delaying all arguments and Congress will postpone all votes scheduled for the day.

December 5, 2018 | 7:11 am

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