Attention all of you holiday package shippers: the United States Postal Service will be suspending its regular mail delivery services this Wednesday, December 5th. Nope, this interruption isn’t due to an obscure holiday or a worker’s strike, it’s to commemorate the late Former President George H.W. Bush.

Here’s what the Postal Service has to say about the break:

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

Out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime, and consistent with the Presidential Proclamation, the United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Dec. 5.

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.

In addition to shuttering the doors of the USPS for the day, Trump has also ordered the flags be flown at half-staff for a full 30 days out of respect for the late president who passed away last week.

To hear more about this mail delivery suspension and to learn which other federal agencies will be closed on December 5th, be sure to watch the video below.

We’d love to hear your take on this mail suspension decision. Are you surprised that such an action would be taken after a president’s death? Do you think the country should be doing more to commemorate President George H.W. Bush’s life? Were you counting on receiving or sending any important mail this Wednesday?