President orders flags at half-staff to honor former President Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush watches flight operations aboard USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Photo Date: 7/14/10 / Photo: Nicholas Hall / MGN

PIERRE, S.D. (KSFY) - President Donald Trump has ordered flags at half-staff for 30 days to honor the life of former President George H.W. Bush.

In response, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has asked that flags across the state be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff until sunset on Sunday, December 30.

"South Dakotans join all Americans in mourning the passing of President George Bush. Our nation owes a great debt to President Bush - for his service in World War II, his years in public office, and his statemanship during Desert Storm and the end of the Cold War," Daugaard said.