The Fourth of July is coming fast but because it falls on a Thursday this year, state officials will be working all day and won’t be able to spend the day celebrating with their family. For compensation, Missouri Governor Parson has released his plans to sign an executive order which will close all state offices on Friday, July 5.
On July 3, after Parson returns from his effective absence from Missouri, Parson has announced that he plans on signing an executive order closing state offices on the day after the Fourth of July.
“The Fourth of July reminds us of the freedoms we cherish as Americans and the brave men and women who have fought to preserve this great country. Missouri is known as a state that honors our veterans. May we never forget their selfless sacrifice on behalf of freedom. I have witnessed it through my time in the military, law enforcement, and as an elected official,” Governor Parson said. “Thank you to our state team members for everything you do for Missouri, and may God continue to bless you all. From my family to yours, we wish you a peaceful and joyous Independence Day weekend.” 
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We will never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and we will teach the next generation our values and the meaning of words like honor, freedom, integrity, and respect.
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) June 27, 2019
- ^“Governor Parson to Sign Executive Order Closing State Offices July 5 | Governor Michael L. Parson.” 27 June 2019, governor.mo.gov/press-releases/archive/governor-parson-sign-executive-order-closing-state-offices-july-5. (go back↩)