NY Mayor, Governor, Order Flags Lowered for George H.W. Bush - NBC New York

NY Mayor, Governor, Order Flags Lowered for George H.W. Bush

The 41st U.S. president died Friday at his Houston home

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    New Yorkers Remember George H.W. Bush

    Local politicians remember former President George H.W. Bush. Melissa Russo reports.

    (Published Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have ordered government flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of George H.W. Bush

    • On Twitter, de Blasio said Bush had "devoted his life to serving our nation"

    • The 41st U.S. president died Friday at his Houston home. He was 94

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have ordered government flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of George H.W. Bush.

    Cuomo, a Democrat, said in a statement Saturday that the Republican president was "a great unifier of Americans, always putting country before party." He said Bush showed "the compassion, decency and good humor that is often lacking in our politics today."

    On Twitter, de Blasio, also a Democrat, said Bush had "devoted his life to serving our nation."

    The 41st U.S. president died Friday at his Houston home. He was 94.

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