Fair Winds and Following Seas to 41

President George Herbert Walker Bush 12 June 1924 – 30 November 2018

Late last night we lost a quiet, humble, and courageous leader. George H. W. Bush the Forty-First President of the United States of America, he was 94 years old; and he now joins his beloved Barbra.
President Bush and Barbra were married for 73 years.  President Bush had many accomplishments in life, from being part of The Greatest Generation and being a Navy Pilot during WWII to Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the GOP, to being the Director of the CIA,  Envoy to China, our 43rd Vice-President, and our 41st President.  Those titles faded, but the ones ultimately most important to him remained, Husband, Father, and Grandfather.  He cherished his family.

It just seems like yesterday but I remember the Cold War ending, the Berlin Wall falling, and visiting Washington D.C. (during the Persian Gulf War aka Operation Desert Storm) for the first time as a young teenager; and looking at the White House and feeling safe because you were holding our nation together.

We are a nation in mourning yet again at you be called to that Heavenly Home; yet we will continue on with the knowledge and resolve that your brief time with us here on earth provided to us many blessings as well as lessons.  Fair winds and following seas, Sir. We have the watch.

One thought on “Fair Winds and Following Seas to 41

  1. Padre Tatro, A wonderful tribute to one of our finest servants in many capacities, George Herbert Walker Bush. He stands tall in our history both as a patriot & statesman. –Fine, well-deserved tribute by you. Thanks for doing this post! Phil

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