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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

(HARTFORD, CT) - Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that - in accordance with a presidential proclamation directing flags to be lowered to half-staff throughout the country in honor of former First Lady Barbara Bush - U.S. and state flags in Connecticut will fly at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on the day of interment, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise, should also be lowered during this same duration of time.

Governor Malloy said, "Barbara Bush had a respect and love for our country that perhaps was only surpassed by her love for her family. Nobody can deny the honesty, dignity, and class with which she carried herself. On behalf of the State of Connecticut, we send our very best to the Bush family and extend our deepest sympathies."

Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman said, "My thoughts are with the Bush family as they mourn the loss of Barbara Bush. She was a true First Lady whose priorities reflected her commitment to education, women, and all Americans. She served with compassion and respect, leaving behind partisanship for what was right. We are deeply grateful for her service to the nation and the legacy she leaves around literacy and learning."