VA Demo Memo Weekly Update: We remember President George H.W. Bush for his lifelong service to our nation
President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President, is remembered for his lifelong service to our nation
Governor Ralph Northam today issued the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush.www.governor.virginia.gov
President George H.W. Bush led a remarkable life, marked by his devotion to his beloved wife Barbara, commitment to public service, and unwavering decency to others. May we all take a page from his book. Pam and I extend our thoughts to the Bush family during this time of loss. — Governor Ralph Northam
November 30 George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a steadfast force…www.washingtonpost.com
George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, was a steadfast force on the international stage for decades, from his stint as an envoy to Beijing to his eight years as vice president and his one term as commander in chief from 1989 to 1993.
The last veteran of World War II to serve as president, he was a consummate public servant and a statesman who helped guide the nation and the world out of a four-decade Cold War that had carried the threat of nuclear annihilation.
His death, at 94 on Nov. 30, also marked the passing of an era.
Virginia coursed through George H.W. Bush’s long life of public service, from his World War II flight training in…www.richmond.com
Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the U.S. and Virginia flags flying over the state Capitol and throughout the state to be at half-staff for 30 days in Bush’s memory.
“President George H.W. Bush led a remarkable life, marked by his devotion to his beloved wife Barbara, commitment to public service, and unwavering decency to others,” Northam said in a statement. “May we all take a page from his book.”
In statements on Saturday, Virginia’s Democratic U.S. senators, Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, called Bush “a model of dignity” in public service and “a class act.”
Kaine said: “Whether flying 58 combat missions in World War II, signing the Americans with Disabilities Act, or bringing the Cold War to a peaceful end, he carried his accomplishments with unparalleled humility. He lived a long life devoted to his country, dying old and full of days.”
Warner said: “George H.W. Bush was a class act — a person of tremendous strength and moral character who exemplified the values of public service. There can be no question that his highest commitment was always to our country and to our values — to justice, freedom, and the rights of human beings everywhere.”
As people of the Jewish faith across Virginia and around the world gather with family and friends on this first night of Hanukkah, Pam and I send our best wishes for a joyous celebration filled with light, love, and peace. Chag Sameach!
-Governor Ralph Northam
Virginia is #4 on Forbes magazine’s Best States for Business
Virginia moved up another spot again on Forbes magazine’s rankings for the best state in which to do business. The…www.richmond.com
“Virginia has a widely diverse economy that includes local and federal government, military, farming and manufacturing,” Forbes said. “The state scored a big win in 2018 when e-commerce giant Amazon announced plans to locate one of its new headquarters in Arlington County.”
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