Bush's socks pay tribute to lifetime of service

Former President George H.W. Bush will be carried to his final resting place wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, according to a tweet from Bush spokesman Jim McGrath. 

Bush was known for wearing fun, colorful socks during public outings.

McGrath tweeted, "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. That legacy is now being carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women aboard."

Bush's iconic socks supported sports teams and honored superheros, and he sometimes used them to make a statement. Last spring, he wore book-themed socks to the funeral of his wife Barbara Bush, to commemorate her commitment to family literacy programs.

In 2014, Bush wrote, "I'm a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern - the better."

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