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George H.W. Bush will be buried in WWII-themed jet socks

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The tie and socks former President George H.W. Bush
will be buried in.

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McGrath


  • Former President George H.W. Bush passed away at his home in
    Houston, Texas on Friday at the age of 94.
  • Throughout his life, the 41st president was known for his
    bold sock choices.
  • On Monday, the late president’s spokesman tweeted out an
    image of the socks he will be buried in, which feature a fleet of
    planes flying — a tribute to his World War II service as a naval
    aviator.

The late President George H.W. Bush was well known for
his love of socks.

He once said in 2014 that
“the louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the
better.”

So it’s perhaps no surprise that the 41st president will be
buried in a colorful pair.

On Monday, Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted
a picture of the socks and tie that the president will be laid to
rest in.

While the tie is a conservative red number, the socks are more
typical of Bush’s style. They show a fleet of airplanes flying in
the sky, a tribute to Bush’s World War II service as a naval
aviator.

“The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing
socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an
18 year-old naval aviator in war. That legacy is now being
carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women aboard
@CVN77_GHWB. #Remembering41,” McGrath tweeted.

The president’s casket departed Houston Monday morning to be
taken to Washington, D.C., where he will lie in state in the US
Capitol through Wednesday.


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On Wednesday, a memorial service will be held for Bush at the
National Cathedral, where sitting President Donald Trump will be
in attendance. Following that service, Bush’s body will be taken
back to Texas for another service, followed by his interment at
the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station,
Texas.

He will be buried next to his daughter Robin, who died from
cancer as a toddler in 1953, and wife Barbara, who passed in
April.

Bush wore a pair of book-themed socks to his wife’s funeral in
the spring, to honor her work to improve to literacy.

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