Dayton VA to remain open Wednesday

The Dayton VA Medical Center will remain open on Wednesday, despite the federal government closing to mourn the death of President George H.W. Bush.

A spokesman for the Dayton VA said the medical center will be open on Wednesday. All services and staff will be available.

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“We know that those who wore the uniform didn’t get holidays off — and so we are not taking the day off from serving our nation’s heroes either,” said Dayton Va spokesman Ted Froats, in a statement. He said the Dayton VA does not close for holidays, government shutdowns or bad weather.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will be closed “with the exception of base personnel required to maintain minimum base operation functions,” according to Wright-Patterson’s public affairs office.

President Donald Trump proclaimed Wednesday a National Day of Mourning “out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to honor his vast contributions to our country during his lifetime.”

Postal service, federal offices and the New York Stock Exchange will be closed. President Bush’s death comes about eight months after the death of his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush.

Bush lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5.

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