Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

Gov. Cooper orders flags fly half-staff in remembrance of George HW Bush

Gov. Cooper orders flags fly half-staff in remembrance of George HW Bush

41st President of the United States and father of the 43rd George Herbert Walker Bush died at his Houston home on Friday night aged 94, the Bush family announced.

As the Queen sent a message of condolence to the people of the America following the death of former president George HW Bush, here's a look at their relationship in pictures. President Donald Trump is expected to attend. He will also designate Wednesday as a national day of mourning. The chairman of the National Governor's Association at the time was then-Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, who later defeated Bush in the 1992 presidential election.

He ran against one of Mr Bush's sons, Jeb, in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016, and was sharply critical of the two-term presidency of another son George W Bush.

His son, George W. Bush, who served as the 43rd president, released his own statement from the family saying, "George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for". The NYSE will also observe a minute of silence on Monday to honor the late former president.

That was a departure from Trump's comments at a Montana rally this past summer, where he mocked the "thousand points of light" phrase that Bush had famously used to describe the volunteer spirit of Americans.

Bush Sr was America's 41st president holding office between 1989 and 1993, and is credited with helping to end the Cold War. "As president, he set the stage for the decades of prosperity that have followed".

"Not merely for the years he spent as our 41st President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved - from a decorated Naval aviator who almost gave his life in World War II, to Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces". "When I was working for him when he was vice president, you couldn't get him to talk about his war record".

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