Gov. Kate Brown on Dec. 3 ordered all flags at Oregon public institutions to be flown at half-staff in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.
"George H.W. Bush's legacy is one of true patriotism and service," Brown said. "Emblematic of the greatest generation, after fighting in WWII, he never stopped serving our county. Dan and I hold his family in our hearts as we mourn his passing."
The 41st President of the United States, Bush passed away Nov. 30 He is survived by five children, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara, daughter Pauline Robinson Bush, and brothers Prescott and William Bush.
His son, former 43rd President George W. Bush, released the following statement after his father's passing:
"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announced that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”
In accordance with the proclamation by the White House and pursuant to U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. 7m), the flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately for 30 days.