HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner will host a public memorial tribute to President George H.W. Bush on Monday evening.
The event called "A Tribute to President George H.W. Bush" will be held at 7 p.m. on Hermann Square in front of Houston City Hall on 901 Bagby Street.
"President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush were leading lights among our caring Houston neighbors," Mayor Turner said. "I invite all Houstonians to join us at the tribute."
The mayor released these details about the event:
- Musical entertainment will be provided by the Houston Symphony; gospel music star Yolanda Adams, a friend of Bush who sang at many of his birthday parties; country music star Clay Walker, who performed in 2014 at the 25th anniversary of Bush's presidency; and country music stars Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, who befriended Bush in the 1960s.
- Clergy organized by Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston will offer shared prayers.
- At main entrance points to the event, volunteers will collect donations of new pairs of colorful socks to be given later as holiday presents to beneficiaries of the Interfaith Ministries Meals on Wheels program. Bush was famous for wearing colorful socks.
- Mayor Turner urges attendees to wear their own colorful socks in tribute to the late president.