Kaptur statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush
Toledo, Ohio – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), today released the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush:
“With a heavy but grateful heart, our nation bows its head at this Thanksgiving and holiday season on the passing from this life of its distinguished and honorable patriot son, President George Herbert Walker Bush.
“A family man, decorated World War II veteran and courageous pilot, he devoted his public life to our nation with honor and grace. Hailing from the privileged Ivy League class, he never exempted himself from duty’s call.
“This brave and affable soul always chose the path that was required for our country’s sake, so often at great risk to himself as President, Vice President, Congressman, Ambassador, and CIA Director.
“Our republic is truly blessed that a citizen of his stature and commitment stood fast at liberty’s side. May he, his departed spouse, Barbara, and their family be especially blessed now and always.”
Kaptur and President George H.W. Bush sharing a happy moment in White House during her early service in Congress. This visit was related to her effort to pass legislation to mint World War II memorial coins to then help raise the initial $7 million in seed money to begin planning the WWII Memorial in Washington DC.