Announcing the Death of George Herbert Walker Bush, 63039-63040 [2018-26612]

Download as PDF 63039 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 83, No. 234 Thursday, December 6, 2018 Title 3— Proclamation 9830 of December 1, 2018 The President Announcing the Death of George Herbert Walker Bush By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES: It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States, on November 30, 2018. President Bush led a great American life, one that combined and personified two of our Nation’s greatest virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to public service. Our country will greatly miss his inspiring example. On the day he turned 18, 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, George H.W. Bush volunteered for combat duty in the Second World War. The youngest aviator in United States naval history at the time, he flew 58 combat missions, including one in which, after taking enemy fire, he parachuted from his burning plane into the Pacific Ocean. After the war, he returned home and started a business. In his words, ‘‘the big thing’’ he learned from this endeavor was ‘‘the satisfaction of creating jobs.’’ The same unselfish spirit that motivated his business pursuits later inspired him to resume the public service he began as a young man. First, as a member of Congress, then as Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the United States Liaison Office in China, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President, and finally President of the United States, George H.W. Bush guided our Nation through the Cold War, to its peaceful and victorious end, and into the decades of prosperity that have followed. Through sound judgment, practical wisdom, and steady leadership, President Bush made safer the second half of a tumultuous and dangerous century. Even with all he accomplished in service to our Nation, President Bush remained humble. He never believed that government—even when under his own leadership—could be the source of our Nation’s strength or its greatness. America, he rightly told us, is illuminated by ‘‘a thousand points of light,’’ ‘‘ethnic, religious, social, business, labor union, neighborhood, regional and other organizations, all of them varied, voluntary and unique’’ in which Americans serve Americans to build and maintain the greatest Nation on the face of the Earth. President Bush recognized that these communities of people are the true source of America’s strength and vitality. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESIDENTIAL DOCS It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America’s greatest points of light, the death of President George H.W. Bush. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of President George H.W. Bush, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that, for the same length of time, the representatives of the United VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:38 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06DED0.SGM 06DED0 63040 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / Presidential Documents States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half-staff over their embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by units of the Armed Forces under orders of the Secretary of Defense. I do further appoint December 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States. I call on the American people to assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President George H.W. Bush. I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortythird. [FR Doc. 2018–26612 Filed 12–4–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:38 Dec 04, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06DED0.SGM 06DED0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with PRESIDENTIAL DOCS Billing code 3295–F9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 234 (Thursday, December 6, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 63039-63040]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-26612]



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Vol. 83

Thursday,

No. 234

December 6, 2018

Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 9830--Announcing the Death of George Herbert Walker Bush


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83 , No. 234 / Thursday, December 6, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9830 of December 1, 2018

                
Announcing the Death of George Herbert Walker 
                Bush

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES:

                It is my sorrowful duty to announce officially the 
                death of George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first 
                President of the United States, on November 30, 2018.

                President Bush led a great American life, one that 
                combined and personified two of our Nation's greatest 
                virtues: an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to 
                public service. Our country will greatly miss his 
                inspiring example.

                On the day he turned 18, 6 months after the attack on 
                Pearl Harbor, George H.W. Bush volunteered for combat 
                duty in the Second World War. The youngest aviator in 
                United States naval history at the time, he flew 58 
                combat missions, including one in which, after taking 
                enemy fire, he parachuted from his burning plane into 
                the Pacific Ocean. After the war, he returned home and 
                started a business. In his words, ``the big thing'' he 
                learned from this endeavor was ``the satisfaction of 
                creating jobs.''

                The same unselfish spirit that motivated his business 
                pursuits later inspired him to resume the public 
                service he began as a young man. First, as a member of 
                Congress, then as Ambassador to the United Nations, 
                Chief of the United States Liaison Office in China, 
                Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President, and 
                finally President of the United States, George H.W. 
                Bush guided our Nation through the Cold War, to its 
                peaceful and victorious end, and into the decades of 
                prosperity that have followed. Through sound judgment, 
                practical wisdom, and steady leadership, President Bush 
                made safer the second half of a tumultuous and 
                dangerous century.

                Even with all he accomplished in service to our Nation, 
                President Bush remained humble. He never believed that 
                government--even when under his own leadership--could 
                be the source of our Nation's strength or its 
                greatness. America, he rightly told us, is illuminated 
                by ``a thousand points of light,'' ``ethnic, religious, 
                social, business, labor union, neighborhood, regional 
                and other organizations, all of them varied, voluntary 
                and unique'' in which Americans serve Americans to 
                build and maintain the greatest Nation on the face of 
                the Earth. President Bush recognized that these 
                communities of people are the true source of America's 
                strength and vitality.

                It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of 
                one of America's greatest points of light, the death of 
                President George H.W. Bush.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the 
                United States of America, by the authority vested in me 
                by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                in honor and tribute to the memory of President George 
                H.W. Bush, and as an expression of public sorrow, do 
                hereby direct that the flag of the United States be 
                displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all 
                public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and 
                naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal 
                Government in the District of Columbia and throughout 
                the United States and its Territories and possessions 
                for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I 
                also direct that, for the same length of time, the 
                representatives of the United

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                States in foreign countries shall make similar 
                arrangements for the display of the flag at half-staff 
                over their embassies, legations, consular offices, and 
                other facilities abroad, including all military 
                facilities and naval vessels and stations.

                I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by 
                units of the Armed Forces under orders of the Secretary 
                of Defense.

                I do further appoint December 5, 2018, as a National 
                Day of Mourning throughout the United States. I call on 
                the American people to assemble on that day in their 
                respective places of worship, there to pay homage to 
                the memory of President George H.W. Bush. I invite the 
                people of the world who share our grief to join us in 
                this solemn observance.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of December, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2018-26612
Filed 12-4-18; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F9-P