Trump orders flags to fly at half-staff for 30 days to honor Bush

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President Trump on Saturday ordered all U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days to honor former President George H.W. Bush following his death on Friday.

“President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to public service. Our country will greatly miss his inspiring example,” Trump said in a presidential proclamation.

“It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America’s greatest points of light, the death of President George H.W. Bush.”

The proclamation also declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a national day of mourning. U.S. stock markets will also be closed that day, spokespeople announced Saturday. – READ MORE

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