Law officials remember President George H. W. Bush following passing


FILE – In this Feb. 11, 1991, file photo, President George H.W. Bush talks to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House after meeting with top military advisors to discuss the Persian Gulf War. From left are, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, Vice President Dan Quayle, White House Chief of Staff John Sununu, the […]

President George H. W. Bush passed away Friday at the age of 94. 

In honor and commemoration of Bush, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is ordering that all United States and West Virginia flags on all state-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff through sunset on December 30, 2018.

“President George H. W. Bush was a great man, a great public servant, and a brave soldier and veteran; he will be missed by all,” said Gov. Justice. “Cathy and I send our prayers and condolences to the Bush family and ask all West Virginians to join with us.​”

Ohio Gov. John Kasich also ordered flags lowered to half-staff in the state for the next 30 days. 

“President Bush understood the value and power of each of us and that’s why he created ‘a thousand points of light’ to encourage us to come together as a nation and lift each other up,” said Gov. Kasich. 

Other national officials offered their condolences to the Bush family. 

“He simply dedicated his life to service, and we are all grateful for his commitment to our country,” said Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. “Connie and I send our deepest condolences to the Bush family, and everyone mourning his loss today, including our friend Rob Portman, who served with President Bush.”

“I was saddened to learn this morning of the passing of President George H.W. Bush,” said Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta). “We’ve lost a giant in American history.”

A state funeral will be held at the Washington’s National Cathedral to honor Bush. 

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