HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The city of Houston is honoring George H.W. Bush with a tribute at City Hall where attendees are being asked to wear colorful socks, in a nod to one of the former president’s favorite fashion accessories.
Mayor Sylvester Turner is hosting Monday evening’s event in front of City Hall featuring music and community leaders. Turner says those in attendance should “wear their own colorful socks.”READ MORE: Texas Gov. Abbott Adds Property Tax Relief; Constitutional Amendment On Bail To 3rd Special Session Agenda
Bush often sported bright socks at public events, sometimes with loud and unusual patterns. The official George H.W. Bush website has also put together a photo gallery featuring 41 pics of the former president in colorful socks.
Bush died Friday at his Houston home at age 94. His body was transported back to Washington, D.C. on Monday morning in preparation for a state funeral later this week.READ MORE: Federal Officials Confirm Many Haitian Migrants From Texas-Mexico Border Camp Staying In US
Family spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Monday that the elder Bush “will be carried to his final rest” wearing gray socks saluting the Armed Forces. He says the socks pay tribute to Bush’s “lifetime of service,” which started when he was an 18-year-old Naval aviator during World War II.MORE NEWS: Department Of Justice Sues To Stop Alliance Between American Airlines And JetBlue
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