Celebration of Barbara Bush's life at Houston City Hall

- Houston will be celebrating the life and legacy of Barbara Bush on Thursday.

The former first lady passed away on Tuesday at her Houston home, with her family at her side. She was 92.

Mayor Sylvester Turner announced at Wednesday's City Council meeting that the event will take place on Hermann Square at City Hall on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The public is encouraged to wear pearls or the color blue as a tribute to Mrs. Bush.

The uplifting celebration will include remarks by William Lawson, Founding Pastor, Wheeler Baptist Church, Samuel Karff, Rabbi Emeritus, Congregation Beth Israel, and Joseph Fiorenza, Archbishop, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, performances by the Houston Children's Chorus under the direction of Stephen Roddy, interfaith prayers, a reading of a poem written for the occasion and other tributes. 

Starting Wednesday night, the lights of City Hall will shine Blue in Bush's memory.

If you wish to give flowers, dolls or personal notes, please take them to the Houston Central Public Library Barbara Bush Plaza on McKinney Street.

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