LINCOLN – Governor Pete Ricketts announced Wednesday 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.
Senators Sasse & Fischer offer remarks about the passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush —
Sen. Ben Sasse:
Washington, D.C. — “Barbara Bush lived an extraordinary life of devotion, love, and laughter. She was a blessing to the First Family and the nation. Melissa and I lift up the entire Bush family in our prayers during this time.”
Sen. Deb Fischer:
Washington, D.C. — “Barbara Bush was the rock of her family. It’s nothing short of extraordinary to be a first lady and the mother of another U.S. president. Through it all, Mrs. Bush was strong, poised, and fiercely loyal. She touched many lives through her devotion to improving literacy in America. Her wisdom, wit, and honesty will be missed. Bruce and I send our sincerest condolences to the Bush family.”