HARRISBURG, Pa.– Flags across Westminster’s campus as well as Pennsylvania and the rest of the country will remain lowered until the new year.
Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered the Commonwealth flag on the Capitol Complex, at all Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the commonwealth to fly at half-staff to honor President George H.W. Bush.
President Bush passed away Friday, November 30, 2018.
“President George H.W. Bush was a kind and gentle man who dedicated his life to service, and he will be greatly missed. A decorated war hero and career public servant with extensive credentials, President Bush protected and brought honor to America. “41” will be remembered for signing the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, his post-presidency work on behalf of his fellow veterans and bringing honor and grace to his service. Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to the Bush family,” said Governor Wolf.
The Commonwealth flag shall be lowered for 30 days, until January 1, 2019. The United States Flag should also be lowered to half-staff for this 30-day duration due to orders from the White House.
All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.