America Says Goodbye to George H.W. Bush

GHWB Funeral

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died last Friday night at his home in Houston at the age of 94.

President Bush led a life of public service. He was a decorated Navy pilot who was shot down in the Pacific in 1944, and later served as a congressman from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and vice president under Ronald Reagan. Among other accomplishments during his presidency, President Bush led a global coalition to remove Iraqi invaders from Kuwait in 1991. 

He was beloved by many Americans, especially his family and friends, who gave moving tributes at his state funeral service on Wednesday. Here are just a few key moments from his service.

Cardinal DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued a statement mourning the passing of President Bush, recognizing his "unwavering commitment to building bridges of peace and ensuring our nation's freedoms", and the inspiration he provided "as a devoted husband, father and family patriarch."

"On behalf of my brother bishops of the United States, we pray for the repose of the soul of our forty-first president as we remember a life well lived."

December 7, 2018 - 11:13am
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