Governor Orders Md. State Offices Closed On Wed., Dec. 5th To Honor George HW Bush

The state’s courts will also close on Wed.



ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland’s governor has declared that state government agencies and offices will close in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that state offices will be closed on Wednesday, coinciding with a national day of mourning for Bush, who died Friday at 94.

Hogan says state offices will be closed out of respect for Bush’s “lifetime of service and unwavering dedication to our country.”

Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a public visitation through Wednesday. An invitation-only funeral service will follow at Washington National Cathedral before his casket returns to Houston for burial. Hogan plans to attend the service.

Meanwhile, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbara has announced that Maryland Courts will be closed on Wednesday, December 5th to honor the former President. In addition to the courtrooms, court offices and administrative offices will be closed.

All state government offices will open at normal business hours on December 6th, 2018.


By The Associated Press