West Virginia state offices, school systems closed Wednesday to honor Bush

    Officials say West Virginia state offices and all county school systems will be closed Wednesday in honor of President George H.W. Bush. (MGN Online)

    West Virginia state offices and all county school systems will be closed Wednesday as a day of remembrance for President George H.W. Bush. Multiple county governments also were closing in observance.

    Gov. Jim Justice announced that the day will be considered a state holiday as a tribute to the president, whose funeral service is scheduled 11 a.m. Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

    Meanwhile, the West Virginia Department of Education said all county school systems would be closed in West Virginia in observance of the day.

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    The city of Charleston's offices also will be closed. Kanawha, Fayette and Logan counties also announced their county offices will be closed. Judicial offices across the state will be closed.

    President Trump has designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning honoring the 41st president. As a part of that, here is what you can expect to be closed Wednesday.

    Post offices will be closed, and there will be no mail delivery.

    Limited package delivery, however, will continue.

    Federal offices will be closed and most federal employees, except for essential personnel, will get the day off.

    The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed.

    The Federal Reserve System's offices will be closed, but its bank payment systems will operate normally. So far, banks in our region will remain open. VA medical centers also will be open.

    Justice said the late president deserves the honor.

    “President George H.W. Bush was truly a great American military hero,” Justice said in a news release. “I concur with President Trump and his decision to declare December 5th as a National Day of Mourning and I am issuing an executive order to close all state agencies tomorrow in observance of his declaration.”

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