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Delaware Offices Remain Open on National Day of Mourning for Former President Bush

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DOVER, Del.- State offices and schools in Delaware on Wednesday were open for business, despite a national day of mourning for former United States President George H.W. Bush.

Gov. John Carney said it was a difficult decision to keep state buildings and centers, used by thousands of people each day, but ultimately informed state workers earlier this week of his decision.

Several states, including Maryland and Texas, closed offices on Wednesday in observance of the funeral service for Bush at the nation's capital.

"At the end of the day --- it was something that other states weren't doing. It was mostly in states where he lived or served," Carney said.

Carney's decision bucks a trend for Delaware offices being closed to observe days of mourning for former presidents.

Under former Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, Delaware state offices were shut following the death of former U.S. President Gerald Ford in December 2006.


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