MountainHeart Closed For Memorial Service Friday
Beckley, WV - As Governor Manchin has declared Friday, July 2, 2010, as a day of mourning and remembrance of the life of Senator Robert C. Byrd. MountainHeart Community Services, Inc. will not be open for business. MountainHeart employees will take the day to pay tribute to Senator Byrd in their individual way, either by attending live ceremonies, viewing via the news media, or personal meditation. We hope, in some small way, showing homage to Senator Byrd will bring self contentment and closure to some if not all West Virginians.
Through entering an Executive Order, Gov. Joe Manchin has proclaimed this Friday, July 2, will be celebrated as a special day of observance in honor of U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd and will give state employees the official day off.
The governor truly hopes that this day off will allow state employees an opportunity to join him in honoring and celebrating the life of the state’s senior senator. West Virginians are invited to honor and celebrate the distinguished life of Sen. Byrd, with a public procession through Charleston, starting Thursday evening, July 1. Sen. Byrd will lie in repose at the state Capitol’s Lower Rotunda, from 9 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday, where the public is invited to pay their respects. A public, formal memorial service will also take place 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 2 at the state Capitol’s North Plaza.
“This will be a beautiful service for a wonderful public servant,” said Manchin. “I invite all West Virginians to join us during this special day of remembrance and to celebrate the many accomplishments of this outstanding West Virginian.”