Honoring Former President George H.W. Bush

Marlene Feist, 509.625.6505

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 11:04 a.m.

On this National Day of Mourning, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 throughout the United States of America we honor former President George H.W. Bush who passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

President Bush was the youngest aviator in United States naval history when he flew in the Second World War at the age of 18. After the war, he married Barbra Pierce and went on to graduate from Yale University with a degree in economics in 1948. The Bush family later moved to Midland, Texas where he found success in the oil and petroleum industry.

President Bush would go on to serve as a member of Congress, Ambassador of the United Nations, Chief of the United States Liaison Office in China, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President and the President. He served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993.

Following a declaration by President Donald Trump, on Saturday, Dec. 1, flags at all our City facilities have been at half-staff to honor former President George H.W. Bush. “We encourage anyone with a flag outside their home or business to join us in remembering President Bush,” said Mayor David Condon. “Flags should remain at half-staff until Sunday, Dec. 30.”

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