Governor Abbott proclaims Day of Mourning in honor of former Pre

Governor Abbott proclaims Day of Mourning in honor of former President George H.W. Bush

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Governor Greg Abbott today proclaimed December 5, 2018, as an official Day of Mourning in Texas in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

Under this proclamation, the people of Texas are encouraged to gather, assemble, and pay their respects to the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush through ceremonies in homes, businesses, public buildings, schools, places of worship, or other appropriate places for public expression of grief and remembrance. 

To allow state employees to attend such observances, state agencies, offices, and departments shall be closed on that day, and general government operations and services shall be maintained by skeletal work crews. 

President Trump made a similar order, closing most federal agencies Wednesday.

Also echoing President Trump's order at federal facilities, Gov. Abbott asks flags be flown at half-staff at state agencies through Dec. 31, a period of 30 days.

Read the governor's order here.

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