George H.W. Bush Funeral: Google Turns Logo Gray to Pay Respects to 41st President

Google has changed the color of its homepage logo today to pay respects to former president George H.W. Bush, who passed away last week aged 94.

The typically colourful brand is now turned a light gray, while clicking through brings up search results for the deceased U.S. politician, who is being honored today. A short memorial also placed on the main homepage now reads: "President George H. W. Bush, 1924-2018."

This afternoon, a state state funeral ceremony for the nation's 41st president is taking place at the Washington National Cathedral. Politicial officials and world leaders including Mike Pence, Nancy Pelosi and Angela Merkel will be in attendance at the Capitol Rotunda to pay respects.

As reported in our picture gallery today, four living ex-presidents—Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama—will be joining the funeral ceremony.

President Donald Trump, who declared today a national day of mourning in the U.S., will also make an appearance at the event, scheduled to start at 11 a.m. EST.

Trump issued a lenghty statement on Monday which praised Bush Sr. for having "led a life that exemplified what is truly great about America." Trump added: "President Bush worked selflessly throughout his long life to bring about a world of justice and lasting peace. With his passing, we mark one of the last pages of a defining chapter in American history."

Google has not officially discussed the change of its logo today or posted a blog like it does for its Doodles. The firm did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Bush Senior—who served as president between 1989 and 1993—will be flown to Texas Thursday and will be buried nearby his wife Barbara at the George H.W. Bush presidential library.

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Google changed the colour of its homepage logo today seemingly to pay respects to former president George H.W. Bush, who passed away last week aged 94. Google