The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announced on Monday that it will suspend most of its services on Wednesday in honor of the late 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," USPS said in a statement on its website.


USPS added that it would provide limited package delivery on Wednesday "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."

Bush died at his home in Houston, Texas, last Friday at the age of 94, leading to an outpouring of praise from political figures for the longtime public servant. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit MORE on Saturday declared that Wednesday would be a national day of mourning for the former one-term president. 

Bush's casket was flown to Washington, D.C., this week for memorial services. A funeral service for him is scheduled to take place at the National Cathedral in Washington at 11 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday. 

Trump, former President Obama, former President George W. Bush, former President Clinton and former President Carter are expected to attend.