Honoring 41

Written By: Amy Ternida
6th Grade
December 16, 2018

Former President George H.W. Bush passed away Friday, November 30, 2018. He was 94. Bush died a few months after the death of his wife and former First Lady, Barbara Bush.

During his lifetime and presidency, President Bush impacted and inspired many. He served in the Second World War, was Vice President for 40th president Ronald Reagan, served as CIA director, and accomplished much more in his memorable career. He established the Clean Air Act Amendments and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Bush, along with former President Bill Clinton, founded the Bush-Clinton Katrina fund, eventually raising more than $100 million for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter, along with President Donald Trump, attended his funeral on Wednesday to pay their respects. Bush’s son and former president, George W. Bush, delivered a touching eulogy recounting his father’s legacy. Bush was laid to rest at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas.

George H.W. Bush inspired a generation of people to love and to do what is right. In the words of one of the greatest presidents whom we will never see again, “America is never wholly herself unless she is engaged in high moral principle. We as a people have such a purpose today. It is to make kinder the face of the nation and gentler the face of the world.”

Image from USA Today.