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America’s 41st President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

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America’s 41st President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol.

George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol.

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George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol.

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George H.W. Bush, our nation’s 41st president, veteran of World War II and father of 43rd President, died on Nov. 30 at his home in Houston. He died at the age of 94, just eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

Bush served in office from Jan. 20, 1989 to Jan. 20 1993.

“[He] was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief,” Karen Tumulty, from The Washington Post, said.

The former President’s body was kept at the U.S Capitol until the date of his funeral, Dec. 5, with Sully, Bush’s trusted service dog, by the casket’s side. Sully worked alongside Bush throughout the summer, keeping him company after the passing of his wife. After the funeral, Sully will continue to help war veterans at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s Facilities Dog Program.

Bush’s body exited the Capitol in a hearse during the departure ceremony on the morning of Dec. 5. He was then driven to the Washington National Cathedral where his funeral took place.

3,000 people attended the service on Dec. 5, including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump. George W. Bush gave a heartfelt eulogy, along with , Brian Mulroney, former Canadian Prime Minister, and Alan Simpson, former U.S. Senator.

The 89th Airlift Wing conducted a tribute flight over College Station, Texas, Bush’s final resting place, on Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., following the funeral service.

Bush will be remembered by the nation for his kindness, patriotism, and free spirit.

According to The Washington Post, Bush made a parachute jump for his 75th, 80th, 85th and 90th birthday over the Pacific.

“Old guys can do neat things,” Bush said after his jumps.

 

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