‘He inspired generations’: Tributes pour as US ex-president George HW Bush passes away
Former United States (US) George Herbert Walker Bush passed away aged 94 on Saturday, a statement from his office announced. George Sr, who was the 41st president of the US, shepherded the country through turbulent times of the Soviet Union breakup and the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
A statement of his office said: “George HW Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America died on November 30, 2018. He was 94 and survived by 5 children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two siblings. Funeral arrangements will be announced as practical.”
George Sr’s son and also former US president George W Bush also issued a statement over his father’s death on behalf of the Bush family. “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro and I are saddened to announce that after 94 incredible years, our dear Dad has died. George HW Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for,” Bush Jr said.
— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) December 1, 2018
President Donald Trump paid homage to the deceased ex-leader saying that ‘Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to the public service’
Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush pic.twitter.com/qxPsp4Ggs7
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2018
‘He will always be cherished for his love of Texas traditions’
One thing President George H. W. Bush loved was Texas A&M football. This was at a Texas—Texas A&M game in college station. He will always be cherished for his love of Texas traditions. pic.twitter.com/HoXyEpT5hC
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) December 1, 2018
The US flag at the White House will fly at half-mast in memory of the deceased ex-president
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) December 1, 2018
A moment to remember
Jan. 2009, President George W. Bush acted on a suggestion from President-elect Barack Obama, invited George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter for lunch. It was the first time since 1981 that all living presidents were together at the White House. #RIPBush41 pic.twitter.com/dV4814Znhw
— I Am Neecha (@AuthorJoeNBrown) December 1, 2018
‘You will be missed’
Rest In Peace, President George H. W. Bush. You will be missed. ?? pic.twitter.com/hQ74dfuT00
— Future Female Leaders (@FFL_of_America) December 1, 2018
‘A truly amazing man’
George H.W. Bush was a truly amazing man. He will be greatly missed. Heaven, you have a new angel. #RIPGeorgeHWBush
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) December 1, 2018
‘He aimed to serve the nation, not himself’
Rest In Peace President #GeorgeBush.
I didn’t agree with your policies—but at least we agreed on what actual facts were.
There’s a lot of controversy that surrounded his time in office.
But one thing that’s not in question: He aimed to serve the nation, not himself.#RIPBush
— An American Marine (@USMCLiberal) December 1, 2018
‘You are a hero’
RIP George H.W. Bush. I may not have agreed with his politics much of the time, but there is no denying that George Bush loved America and wanted us to be the best country that we could be.
You will be missed! You are a hero!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) December 1, 2018
Bush’s letter to the then incoming president Bill Clinton in 1993 is also making rounds on social media. ‘Your success is our country’s success. I am rooting hard for you’
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