Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Flag at Half-Staff for the Passing of Barbara Bush
IMPORTANT UPDATE - At 10 pm ET this evening, President Trump ordered that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff "[a]s a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush" beginning immediately and ending at sunset on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the date of her interment. He included this tribute: "In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first."
President Donald J. Trump on Flying the Flag at Half-Staff
for the Passing of Barbara Bush
On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.
DONALD J. TRUMP