Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer today issued an Executive Order to have flags at half-staff for the next 30 days following the death of President George H.W. Bush.
“I was saddened to hear last night of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, whom I had the privilege to serve under as a White House fellow. His hard work and dedication over decades of public service was matched only by his love and devotion to his wife Barbara and his children. His contributions at every level of his personal and political life have truly made our country and our world a better place. My prayers are with the Bush family during their time of grieving.”
In addition to the flag, Gov. Colyer issued as Executive Order to close state offices Wednesday as part of a National Day of Mourning for the 41st President of the United States. Federal offices will also be closed on Wednesday.
With some exceptions, state courts will close Wednesday as well. In its order observing the day of mourning, the Kansas Supreme Court gave chief judges of each of the state’s 31 judicial districts discretion to conduct court proceedings that day if they are in the best interest of justice.
On its web page, the Fourth Judicial District which includes Franklin County will close. Hearings for Wednesday are being rescheduled and parties are being notified.
Bush, the nation’s oldest living former president, died Saturday at the age of 94.
“George H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” said his son, former president George W. Bush, in a statement.