Mail delivery suspended on Dec. 5; some Gazette copies to be delivered Thursday, Friday

There will be no mail pickup or delivery on Wednesday, Dec. 5, for a national day of mourning.

President Trump proclaimed Dec. 5 a national day of mourning throughout the United States to honor former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

There will be limited package delivery service.

Some subscribers of the Sequim Gazette will not receive their newspapers until Thursday, Dec. 6, at the earliest.

In suspending the postal service on Dec. 5, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced:

“Out of respect for President Bush, the nation’s 41st commander in chief, and to honor his vast contributions to the United States during his lifetime, and consistent with the presidential proclamation, the Postal Service will observe the national day of mourning.

“The Postal Service will suspend regular mail delivery and retail service Dec. 5. USPS will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the Postal Service network remains fluid and USPS does not experience any impacts to its package delivery operations that might negatively affect customers or business partners during the remainder of the busy holiday season.”