State flags lowered to honor Barbara Bush

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered the Mississippi state flags lowered to half-staff to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Posted: Apr. 18, 2018 11:10 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves has ordered the Mississippi state flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor former First Lady Barbara Bush.

Bush died Tuesday at the age of 92.

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“Barbara Bush served our nation as First Lady with grace, honor and humor,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “She and President Bush were dear friends with the late Congressman Sonny Montgomery and several Mississippi leaders. She loved the people of Mississippi, and the people of Mississippi loved her back.”

Lt. Gov. Reeves signed the executive order today as Acting Governor. In accordance with the executive order, Mississippi flags on all state buildings and grounds will be flown at half-staff today through sunset on the date of interment.

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