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In
this Feb. 5, 2017, file photo, former President George H.W. Bush
arrives on the field for a coin toss before the NFL Super Bowl 51
football game between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England
Patriots in Houston. Bush will celebrate his 93rd birthday
Monday, June 12, with his wife, Barbara Bush, and other family
members at their summer home in Kennebunkport,
Maine.

Eric
Gay/AP


  • Former President George H.W. Bush
    died on Friday, November 30, at age 94.
  • George W. Bush, Barack Obama, former first lady Michelle
    Obama, and others reacted to the 41st president’s death, and
    offered remembrances of his duty and public service.

Former
president George H.W. Bush died
on Friday, November 30, at
age 94. Former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and the
former first lady Michelle Obama are among those who reacted to
the 41st president’s death, and offered rememberences of his duty
and public service.

Former President George W. Bush

“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that
after 94 remarkable years, our dear dad has died,” the statement
from H.W. Bush’s son and fellow former president read. “George
H.W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a
son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply
grateful for 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who
have cared and prayed for dad, and for the condolences of our
friends and fellow citizens.”

Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle
Obama

“America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert
Walker Bush,” the statement from the Obamas said. “While our
hearts are heavy today, 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.”

“After seventy-three years of marriage, George and Barbara Bush
are together again now, two points of light that never dimmed,
two points of light that ignited countless others with their
example – the example of a man who, even after commanding the
world’s mightiest military, once said ‘I got more of a kick out
of being one of the founders of the YMCA in Midland, Texas back
in 1952 than almost anything I’ve done,'” the statement
continued.

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

“Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of
former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night,”
President Trump and the first lady said in a statement.

“Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and
unwavering commitment to faith, family and country, President
Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public
service — to be hin his words, ‘a thousand points of light’
illuminating greatness, hope, and opportunity of American to the
world,” the statement continued.

The US Naval Air Forces

“Naval Aviation mourns the passing of our 41st President, George
H.W. Bush, a Naval Aviator, statesman, and humble public
servant,” the US Naval Air Forces said in a tweet. “His legacy
lives on in those who don the cloth of our great nation and in
the mighty warship which bears his name, @CVN77_GHWB. May he Rest
In Peace.”

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