Former President George H.W. Bush to be buried in socks paying tribute to his military service
HOUSTON -- The death of former President George H.W. Bush has led to a series of symbolic moments. Bush had come to be known in recent years for his colorful and symbolic use of socks, wearing different pairs to express his mood or mark occasions. Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman, tweeted on Monday that the 41st president "will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war."