Former President George H.W. Bush Dies at 94
George Herbert Walker Bush, who as the 41st president guided the United States out of the Cold War and led an international coalition into the Gulf War, has died. He was 94.
In a statement from former President George W. Bush reads: “Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. 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.”
Bush was a World War II naval pilot who survived being shot down over the Pacific, led the CIA and spent eight years as vice president before taking the Oval Office. He was the father of the 43rd president, George W. Bush.
His wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who used her time as first lady to advocate for literacy, died on April 17.
George H.W. Bush became the first former U.S. president to turn 94 on June 12. The nation’s 41st president was receiving calls and taking it easy at his seaside home in Maine eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure, said Chief of Staff Jean Becker.
Bush’s office shared a letter from the president in which he said, “My heart is full on the first day of my 95th year.”
“As many of you know, for years I have said the three most important things in life are faith, family and friends. My faith has never been stronger,” the former president wrote in the letter.
Several of his children were in town, including former President George W. Bush, who posted a smiling photo of the two of them on Instagram.
“I’m a lucky man to be named for George Bush and to be with `41′ on his 94th birthday,” wrote Bush, the nation’s 43rd president.
Another son, Neil Bush, called on people in a newspaper opinion piece to volunteer and “to become a point of light.”
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Written by The Millennial TV