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It’s a tradition that dates back to the death of President Abraham Lincoln that following the death of a president, either in office or after, a National Day of Mourning is observed.
That was the case Wednesday when a day of mourning was declared by President Trump for George H.W. Bush, the country’s 41st president, who died on Friday, Nov. 30.
Notwithstanding that a federal holiday costs millions (a 2011 estimate by the National Taxpayers Union put it at $460 million—and certainly far more by now), probably one of the most notable closings affecting Americans is the U.S. Post Office.
It sure affected the delivery of our newspapers this week.
The Christmas season represents the postal services’ busiest month of the year. Perhaps the postal service should have been exempted from this “federal holiday.”
Among the postal services not disrupted were the delivery trucks that carry mail out of Imperial every afternoon Monday through Saturday.
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