Don't expect mail delivery from the United States Postal Service on Wednesday (Dec. 5, 2018).

The USPS is suspending most mail service as part of the national day of mourning for the death of former President George H.W. Bush. The nation's 41st leader died on Friday at the age of 94.

In honor of Bush's legacy and lifetime of public service, the postal service is halting regular mail deliveries. USPS officials said post offices across the country will be closed Wednesday. Retail services and administrative office activity will be also be suspended on that day.

According to postal officials, some packages will be delivered. The agency plans to provide package delivery service on a limited basis to avoid a backlog from developing ahead of the busy holiday season.