Governor Malloy has issued an executive order declaring today a Day of Remembrance in honor of President George H-W Bush and asking Connecticut residents to observe one minute of silence beginning at 10am.
Brookfield Town Hall is closed today.
In the declaration, Malloy noted that President Bush is a son of Connecticut, having been raised in Greenwich in a family that prized and provided public service to Connecticut and the United States.
State agencies and institutions, public schools and higher education institutions and municipal governments shall observe one minute of silence. Residents of and visitors to Connecticut are asked to also observe one minute of silence.
President Bush, the last World War II veteran to hold the presidency, enlisted in the Navy immediately after graduation from high school six months after the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, flying 58 combat missions as a Naval Aviator, and earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism in aerial combat.