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On December 5th, 2018, America and the world witnessed the official state funeral for a former president of the United States of America. The funeral took place in Washington, D.C. at the National Episcopal Cathedral. All 4 living Presidents, many leaders, politicians, celebrities and most importantly close friends and family attended to honor this man.

George Herbert Walker Bush was the 41st president of the United States of America. He was an American politician that was in the presidency from 1989 to 1993 after being vice president for 4 years (1981-1989). He was born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12th, 1924. After Bush graduated from Phillips Academy, a private, coeducational college preparatory school, he joined the U.S naval reserve. He served as a torpedo bomber pilot on aircraft carriers in the pacific during World War 2. He served from 1942 to 1944 and was shot down in one of his missions by the Japanese. He won the Distinguished Flying cross for his services.

Yale graduate and son of politician went into business in oil in Texas.  His eldest son George W was born while he still attended Yale.

George H.W. Bush has always been raised in a political family. Ever since he was young, his family life has always influenced him in a political way. Even though his family was wealthy, he was taught to be modest and always give back.

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Our former president has a long list of achievements.   According to Brian Mulroney; the former Canadian Prime Minister  the single greatest political achievement of the century was presided over by Bush

some examples are the U.S.’s  condemnation of China after the Tiananmen Square massacre, the signing of the start-1 treaty, ushering in the end of the Cold War, and the start of the Gulf War.

What was most striking about this funeral was the strong sense of humanity and good traits of human nature that prevailed over the politics.

 

“The High Road of Humility is not bothered by much traffic”.

-Senator Allen K. Simpson from Wyoming  found about 2 hours and 10 minutes into the recorded link below.

“We’re going to miss you. Your decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever. So through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter can have, and in our grief, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin, and holding Mom’s hand again.”

Former president and son, George W. Bush says this in his speech at the funeral.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/george-hw-bush-funeral/index.html

 

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