**HALF-STAFF ALERT~ April 17 until April 21, 2018** As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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.
As a mark of respect for the memory of Barbara Bush, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
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
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HOUSTON – Former first lady Barbara Bush will be remembered by family, friends, dignitaries and Houstonians after her death Tuesday.
An invitation-only memorial service will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church at 717 Sage Road.
A public viewing for Mrs. Bush as she lays in repose will be held Friday between noon and midnight at St. Martin’s. Those wishing to attend should park at Second Baptist Church at 6400 Woodway Drive and take a shuttle to St. Martin’s. The parking lot at Second Baptist opens at 10 a.m. and the shuttles start running at 11:30 a.m.
Mrs. Bush will be buried Saturday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station.