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U.S. Embassy closes to public

As America mourns the passing of former President George H.W. Bush, Sr., the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia is shutting its doors to the public today, Wednesday, December 5, as a mark of last respect to the passing President.

A press release posted on the U.S. Embassy’s official website Tuesday, 4 December says members of the public are invited Thursday, December 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to sign the Book of Condolence at a specially installed tent at the U.S. Embassy main entrance on Benson Street, in Monrovia.

Meanwhile, the release says consular appointments that had previously been scheduled for December 5 have now been moved to the same time on Friday, December 7. The Embassy however notes that applicants who are unable to appear on Friday will be able to reschedule their appointments themselves using their existing receipts at www.ustraveldocs.com/lr.

Former President Bush passed off peacefully at aged 94 on Friday, 30 November at his home in a gated Houston community, surrounded by several friends, members of his family, doctors and a minister, according to The New York Times.

As the end neared on Friday night, his son George W. Bush, the former president, who was at his home in Dallas, was put on the speaker phone to say goodbye. He told him that he had been a “wonderful dad” and that he loved him, the Times reports.“I love you, too,” Mr. Bush told his son, and those were his last words. Press Release


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