Flags Flying at Half Staff As a Mark of Respect of the Life and Public Service of Former President George H. W. Bush
Per the Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott
Our state and nation mourns with the passing of one of our greatest presidents, George H.W. Bush, an American hero and icon. Texans are genuinely honored that he called the Lone Star State home. As a mark of respect for his life and public service, it is fitting that flags in Texas be lowered to half-staff.
Therefore, pursuant to Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code and 4 U.S.C. § 7, State of Texas and United States flags should be lowered immediately to half-staff statewide in honor and respect of the life and public service of former President George Herbert Walker Bush. Flags should remain at half-staff for 30 days from today and should be returned to full-staff by sunrise on Monday, December 31, 2018.
Individuals, businesses, municipalities and other political subdivisions and entities are encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff for the same length of time in memory of this distinguished former president.