Friday 20 September 2019

Houston residents urged to wear colourful socks in Bush tribute

Former president George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, had a penchant for bright colours.

Former President George H.W. Bush wore American flag socks as he met the Houston Texans cheerleaders (Smiley N. Pool/AP)
Former President George H.W. Bush wore American flag socks as he met the Houston Texans cheerleaders (Smiley N. Pool/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Houston is honouring George H.W. Bush with a City Hall tribute and urging people who attend to dress in colourful socks, a nod to one of the former president’s favourite fashion accessories.

Mayor Sylvester Turner was hosting Monday evening’s event featuring music and community leaders in front of City Hall.

Mr Turner tweeted that those in attendance should “wear their own colourful socks”.

Mr Bush often sported bright socks, sometimes with loud, unusual patterns.

He died on Friday at his Houston home aged 94.

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Former president George H.W. Bush wore socks with his own image before an NFL game (David J. Phillip/AP)

Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted on Monday that Mr Bush “will be carried to his final rest” wearing grey socks saluting the Armed Forces and paying “tribute to his lifetime of service”, starting as an 18-year-old “naval aviator in war.”

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