Governor orders flags at half-staff in honor of George HW Bush

HELENA (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff throughout December in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

Bush died late Friday at age 94, less than a year after the passing of his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

The Democratic governor said in a proclamation that the 41st president was “a steady hand, a strong leader and had an unwavering courage defending our American values at home and abroad. He was not afraid to do what was right for the American people, regardless of party. His legacy is a testament to how we should lead.”