Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at age 94.
Since the news of his passing, elected officials in Colorado have sent condolences in honor of the 41st President of the United States. He died just months after the passing of his wife of 73 years, Barbara.
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Saturday ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide for the next 30 days in honor of the former President.
Bush will be laid to rest on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.
“President Bush lived each day with courage,” Hickenlooper said in a statement. “He never flinched from a tough decision, and every day as President brought honor and dignity to the office and the country. He left a lasting legacy on the importance of civility in politics.
Other elected officials and political leaders in Colorado posted messages of mourning on social media:
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