Has the U.S. Postal Service ever suspended services for a “National Day of Mourning” before?

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As some might know—or not know—the U.S. Postal Service is observing the national day of mourning that President Trump has declared on December 5, 2018 in honor of the passing of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush’s.

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.

  • All Post Office® locations will be closed.
  • Regular mail will not be delivered.
  • Package delivery will be limited.

While declaring a national day of mourning doesn’t seem odd, the U.S. Postal Service observing it like this in the middle of the Holiday season seems odd.

Is there any historical precedent to the U.S. Postal Service suspending service like this in the past? I don’t recall this happening when Ronald Reagan passed away in 2004?

Screenshot of the USPS page on the observing of the National Day of Mourning in honor of George H. W. Bush on December 5, 2018

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