A sock enthusiast in life and death.

Meghan Overdeep
December 3, 2018
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If there’s one thing former president George H.W. Bush loved more than his family and his country, it was socks.

During his 94 impactful years on this earth, the late political icon gained quite a reputation for his collection of novelty socks. Bush seemed to have a pair of fun, colorful socks for every occasion (his wife’s funeral included), which is why it’s only fitting that the 41st president will be laid to rest in socks with special meaning.

This morning, longtime Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted a photo of the custom socks that the former president will be buried in. The socks reportedly pay tribute to the years he spent as a naval aviator in WWII.  

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“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,” McGrath wrote alongside a photo of the socks on Twitter. “That legacy is now being carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women aboard.”

We have no doubt Mr. Bush would be very pleased with the choice.