A 21-gun salute was fired in honor and tribute to the 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush at noon Dec. 6 on Clay Kaserne. Bush was honored Dec. 5 with a national day of mourning. Days of mourning are recognition given to a select few — in the U.S. usually commanders in chief — and involve memorial activities, flying of flags at half-staff and other remembrances. Bush was instrumental in building support across Europe for the reunification of Germany.
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