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Pres. George W. Bush Eulogizes his father, breaks down remembering his father and sister -Video

By: dayan (M) |Time : December 05, 2018, 09:55:30 PM



Former President George W. Bush kept his composure while delivering the eulogy for his father, former President George H. W. Bush, at his state funeral Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral — until its final lines.

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“Let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you,” Bush said, breaking down in tears. “A great and noble man. The best father a son or daughter could have. And in our grief, let us know dad is hugging Robin and holding mom’s hand again.”

Robin, George W. Bush’s younger sister, died from leukemia at age 3. Barbara Bush passed away in April at age 92. The elder Bush died Friday at age 94.

For most of the speech, the 43rd president kept the mood light, joking about his father’s golf game, his fishing skills and his aversion to vegetables. Bush also mentioned some of his father’s close friends, including former President Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 election.

“My siblings and I refer to the guys in this group as ‘brothers from other mothers,’” said Bush, eliciting laughs from the audience, including Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Bush also thanked his dad for showing him how to be president, as the pair are only the second father-son presidential duo in American history.

“Of course, dad taught me another special lesson,” said Bush. “He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country.”

Wednesday’s state funeral was attended by all the living former presidents, their wives and President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. In addition to George W. Bush, former Senator Alan Simpson and historian Jon Meacham also spoke at the National Cathedral service.

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Re: Pres. George W. Bush Eulogizes his father, breaks down remembering his father and sister -Video

By: dayan (M) |Time : December 05, 2018, 10:05:24 PM
My personal assessment of the late President H.W. Bush is that the man was a rare gem; the type I've not seen in politics or public life so far.
He had LOVE and EMPATHY as a leader, and above all he understood what this life should be about; love for others and friendship.
To me, he was a brilliant mind overall (military, government, societal, family), and a compassionate leader who was more interested in preserving public (national, international, human) good than his personal political ambitions. I cannot really classify him a Republican. I simply classify him an AMERICAN leader.
I personally believe that he was a one term president because he would not compromise on what mattered to him. He would not compromise his PRINCIPLES.
Finally, I personally believe that he was the greatest American president of the 20 century because of the world he inherited and how brilliantly he managed that world.
If I were a soldier, he was the type of a leader that I would be very proud to have as Commander in Chief.
If i were a soldier and he sent me to a war, I would fight it knowing that he was the type I can trust enough.

Adieu GREAT LEADER!

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