It’s a sad day in the political world. According to multiple reports, President George H.W. Bush passed away on Friday, Nov. 30 — and the remembrances have been flowing in since. Barack Obama’s message after George H.W. Bush’s death, specifically, is a glowing celebration of his predecessor’s life.
The lengthy statement was shared by ABC News on Twitter on Friday evening. Acknowledging the sadness Americans feel in the wake of Bush’s death, Obama added that “they are also filled with gratitude.”
Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first president, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved — from a decorated Naval aviator who nearly gave his life in World War II, to Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces, with plenty of posts along the way. Ambassador to the United Nations. Director of Central Intelligence. U.S. Envoy to China. Vice President of the United States.
More to come.