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WV officials mourn passing of George HW Bush


The Herald-Dispatch

In this May 11, 2008, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.
(AP file photo)

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.  — Sadness over the passing of former President George H.W. Bush echoes throughout the mountains of West Virginia as the state’s representatives and people recall his legacy and mourn the country’s loss.

Bush, a World War II hero who served as the nation’s 41st president, died late Friday night at his Houston home at the age of 94. He will be honored with a state funeral in the nation’s capital Wednesday, Dec. 5. Following an arrival ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, his body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for a public viewing until Wednesday morning.

At the State Capitol in Charleston, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice issued a proclamation, in accordance with U.S. Code and a declaration from the president Saturday morning, ordering that all United States and West Virginia state flags on all state-owned facilities be displayed at half-staff through sunset Dec. 30.

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