George H.W. Bush passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018, and it signaled the loss of the 41st president of the United States. There have been numerous tributes and statements issued via news resources and social media to pay him the honor that he truly deserves. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle have issued a statement of their own which is extremely kind and full of respect.
Throughout his 94 years, Bush accomplished so much throughout his life and Inquisitr recently captured it in pictures for all to see. While there are many who are honoring him and his legacy with their own thoughts, there are those who actually knew him who have even more unique ways of remembering the former president.
Not long after he died on November 30, former president Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle issued a statement. It was read by CNN and in it, Obama referred to Bush as a "humble servant" and said that the United States has lost a true "patriot."
"America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years he spent as our forty-first President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved – from a decorated Naval aviator who nearly gave his life in World War II, to Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces, with plenty of posts along the way. Ambassador to the United Nations. Director of Central Intelligence. U.S. Envoy to China. Vice President of the United States."