Maryland state government agencies closed Wednesday for George H.W. Bush state funeral

The Maryland state flag waves in the wind along State Circle near the Statehouse Monday, Aug. 9, 2004, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Matthew S. Gunby)

Governor Larry Hogan declared Monday that Maryland state government agencies will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, in remembrance of the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush.

This closure coincides with a national day of mourning, the closure of the federal government, as well as a memorial service for the former president at the Washington National Cathedral in the District.

Hogan is scheduled to attend the memorial service.

“Today, I ask that you take time to remember and honor the immeasurable contributions of President George H.W. Bush and his legacy of principled leadership, decency, and commitment to our nation,” said Governor Hogan in a satement. “This is just one small way the citizens of an eternally grateful state can pay tribute to a truly great American.”

Bush's remains arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Price George's County on Monday afternoon.

He will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol from Monday evening to Wednesday morning.

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