New Jersey Remembers Former President George H.W. Bush

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Many throughout the nation and right here in New Jersey are in mourning following the passing of former President George H. W. Bush.

Bush passed away Friday, November 30th, at his Houston home surrounded by family. He was 94 years old.

In response, leaders throughout the state issued statements remembering the late president, including Governor Phil Murphy.

"A true American leader both at war and in peace, President Bush was kind, heroic, thoughtful, and of the highest professional and personal character," said Murphy. "He lived a life in service to his fellow Americans and taught those he touched with his unwavering integrity. He leaves behind a legacy to which we should all aspire."

Throughout Monday, December 3rd, the United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape personnel honored Bush by lowering flags to half-staff and conducting a saluting battery of cannon fire until sunset.

A national day of mourning has been declared for Wednesday, December 5th, and Bush will be laid to rest next to his wife, Barbara, in Texas following a four-day tribute to his life and legacy.

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