PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation, Governor Gina M. Raimondo has ordered that the U.S. and Rhode Island flags at all state facilities be flown at half-staff for 30 days in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.
“George Herbert Walker Bush spent his life in service to the American people, and his passing is an enormous loss for our country,” said Governor Gina Raimondo. “A patriot, a diplomat, a hero of war, and a devoted husband and father, Mr. Bush was a president driven by a moral compass – a man who saw the good in people and fought relentlessly to build a stronger nation for the next generation. From welcoming immigrants, to protecting Americans with disabilities, to safeguarding our country during the Cold War, Mr. Bush led the United States with poise, perseverance, and purpose. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family during this difficult time.”

Raimondo also asks Rhode Islanders to lower their flags to half-staff as a mark of respect.