Gov. Malloy Orders Flags Lowered To Half-Staff To Honor Barbara Bush

April 18, 2018 - 2:46 pm

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered flags in the state lowered to half-staff to honor former first lady Barbara Bush.

Malloy's order on Wednesday applies to all U.S. and Connecticut flags at state buildings until the sunset Saturday, the day Bush will be interred.

Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92 following a series of hospitalizations.

Malloy says Bush had the respect and love of the country, and that no one could deny the "honesty and dignity" with which she carried herself. He extends his sympathies to the Bush family.

Bush brought a plainspoken, grandmotherly manner to Washington, according to her Associated Press obituary. Her 73-year marriage to former president George H.W. Bush was the longest of any presidential couple, beginning during World War II. A funeral is planned for Saturday in Houston, Texas.