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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff to Honor Former First Lady Barbara Bush

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Eric Maher, 402-471-1974

Luke Robson, 402-471-1967



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that all U.S. and Nebraska flags are to be flown at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush, who passed away at the age of 92.


Earlier, Governor Ricketts issued a statement following Barbara Bush’s passing:


“With First Lady Barbara Bush’s passing, America has lost an icon who will be remembered for her grace, her dignity, and her work championing literacy.  She leaves behind a remarkable legacy in her family and their public service.  Susanne and I send our prayers to the entire Bush family as they celebrate her life and grieve her passing.”


Flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset on her day of interment.