Executive Order Honoring Former President Bush Calls For Minute Of Silence
HARTFORD— Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued the following executive order, December 4, declaring Wednesday, December 5, a Day of Remembrance in honor of President George H.W. Bush, and asking Connecticut residents to observe one minute of silence beginning at 10 a.m. on that day:
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
BY HIS EXCELLENCY
DANNEL P. MALLOY
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 68
WHEREAS, George H.W. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993; and
WHEREAS, President Bush, the last World War II veteran to hold the presidency, served the nation honorably in the United States Navy, enlisting immediately upon graduation from high school six months after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, flying 58 combat missions as a Naval Aviator, and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in aerial combat; and
WHEREAS, President Bush led our nation capably during a tumultuous time in history, faithfully guiding the United States and an alliance of nations during the sensitive transition to a post-Cold War world that saw the breakup of the Soviet Union, fall of the Berlin Wall, and reunification of Germany; and
WHEREAS, President Bush is a son of Connecticut, having been raised on Grove Lane in Greenwich in a family that prized and provided public service to Connecticut and the United States; and
WHEREAS, throughout his decades of public service, President Bush held significant and positions of increasing responsibility, including Naval Officer, Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Vice President, and President ; and
WHEREAS, as citizens of the United States and of Connecticut, we will forever be grateful for his lifetime of service, humility, and decency; and
WHEREAS, President Bush died on November 30, 2018, the longest-lived president in our nation’s history; and
WHEREAS, the president has declared December 5, 2018 a National Day of Mourning throughout the United States in tribute to President George H.W. Bush;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DANNEL P. MALLOY, Governor of the State of Connecticut, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Connecticut Constitution and by the Statutes of the State of Connecticut, do hereby ORDER AND DIRECT:
1. December 5, 2018 shall be a Day of Remembrance throughout the State of Connecticut to honor the life and service of President George H.W. Bush.
2. State agencies and institutions, public schools and higher education institutions and municipal governments shall observe one minute of silence in memory of President Bush, commencing at 10 a.m. on December 5, 2018.
3. Residents of and visitors to Connecticut are asked to also observe one minute of silence at 10 a.m. on December 5, 2018 in memory of President Bush.
This Order shall take effect immediately.
Dated at Hartford, Connecticut this 4th day of December, 2018.