BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday, Nov. 30, at the age of 94.
“Few Americans in our nation’s history can match the more than five decades of public service that President George H.W. Bush assembled as a decorated World War II Navy pilot and icon of the Greatest Generation, entrepreneur and businessman, congressman and ambassador, CIA director, vice president and commander-in-chief of this great nation. We are forever grateful for his legacy of humble service which quietly towers over American politics and government,” Burgum said. “Through it all, President Bush never forgot that unconditional love for one’s family is the most important thing, once remarking that the three most rewarding titles bestowed upon him were ‘husband,’ ‘father’ and ‘granddad.’ First Lady Kathryn and I join a grateful state and nation in extending our deepest sympathies to the Bush family and remembering a great American now reunited with the love of his life, First Lady Barbara."
All U.S. and North Dakota flags are to be flown at half-staff immediately, pursuant to U.S. Code (4 U.S.C. 7m), which states the flag shall be flown at half-staff for 30 days from the death of a president or former president.