If this is the time of year you start paying a little extra attention to the mailbox to await the arrival of packages, cards and gifts -you can relax on Wednesday.

After the passing of President George H.W. Bush on Friday at the age of 94, there will be no regular delivery of mail on Wednesday as the United States Postal Service observes the National Day of Mourning.

All post offices will be closed for the day but the postal service says some packages will still be delivered.


Fox News reports that the mail has stopped at least seven times to honor late presidents. 

The list includes:
John F. Kennedy in November 1963
Dwight D. Eisenhower in March 1969
Harry S. Truman in December 1972
Lyndon B. Johnson in January 1973
Richard Nixon in April 1994
Ronald Reagan in June 2004
Gerald Ford in 2007

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