Honoring President George H.W. Bush is a very worthy thing to do, as he was always considered an honorable, well-mannered man.
President Bush, 94, died this weekend at his Houston home. His death came less than a year after the death of his beloved wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.
President Bush enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 18th birthday and he became the youngest pilot during World War II. He was born in Massachusetts into a wealthy and politically active family, he came back from the war and he attended Yale University, receiving a degree in economics.
President H.W. Bush could have just joined his family in Massachusetts and lived off his family’s largesse.
But that same spirit that made him the youngest Naval pilot probably pushed him to strike out on his own. President Bush moved to West Texas with his own family, making his own fortune in the oil and petroleum business.
Over the weekend as his motorcade made its way through the heart of Houston on the way to the airport so that his body could be delivered to Washington D.C. to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol, motorists on busy Houston highways pulled to the side of the road. That is an unusual sight in Houston, as local residents are known for their crazy driving; but Houston was Bush’s home and he was well-liked in his city. The residents honored him as best they could.
Bush’s funeral was held Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral; his body will be returned for eventual burial at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station.
In honor of President Bush, President Donald Trump announced over the weekend that government offices would be closed Wednesday; the U.S. Postal Service, which delivers this newspaper, was shut down, thus delaying the delivery of this newspaper.
While we are sorry to have had to delay delivery, we know that readers will understand that you honor those deserving of a salute.
Thanks, President Bush, for your service.