Maryland Flags Lowered to Half Staff to Honor George H.W. Bush

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Governor Larry Hogan ordered Maryland’s flags to be lowered to half staff, to honor the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

“I have directed American and Maryland flags be flown at half-staff immediately through December 30th to mark President George H.W. Bush’s passing,” said Hogan.

President Donald Trump also ordered the United States Flag to half staff in a proclamation.

The proclamation reads:

“NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of President George H.W. Bush, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that, for the same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half staff over their embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.”

President Trump appointed December 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States.

The 41st president died at age 94, less than 8 months after the passing of Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years. He is survived by five children, 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and two siblings.

Read Governor Hogan’s full statement:

It is with incredible sadness that we learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, a true patriot and statesman…

Posted by Governor Larry Hogan on Saturday, December 1, 2018

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Deirdre Byrne

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