The world watched as the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush was held on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. The nation celebrated a man who led our country with strength and passion. As the 41st President of the United States, and a loving father and grandfather, Bush's legacy lives on through those he loved and the lives of those he affected.
Born in 1924, even in his early days, Bush dedicated his life and allegiance to his country. A World War II veteran and later a politician, Bush served both in the armed forces as well as in the White House and Congress.
Bush's time in the White House was split between his time as president and vice president. His role as vice president had him by the side of Ronald Reagan for two terms, and he eventually wanted the seat of presidency for himself. As president, his work in the White House was dominated by his focus on foreign affairs, including his response to the breakdown of the Soviet Union and Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait. His speeches on global matters reflected his policies and values as a president, making him respected by both the people of the United States and the world.
His relationship with his son, former President George W. Bush was none other than supportive and filled with pride. As stated in the eulogy that was given on Wednesday by former President George W. Bush, his father "died young as late as possible." His life was filled with love and fulfillment, and his memory lives on in the hearts and minds of his family and the people of the United States.
This tragic loss that has enveloped America is nothing less than grievous, but his legacy continues to inspire and inspirit the American people. From any loss, there is something to be learned, and although his days on Earth had to tragically come to an end, as said by his son, "He taught us that a day was not meant to be wasted."