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

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
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.
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.”

Happy Hanukkah

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

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Jon Macks, long-time political consultant, and award-winning entrainment producer/writer is the Chairwoman’s special guest on this episode of the True Blue Podcast– during the show, Chairwoman Susan Swecker and Jon discuss his long, adventurous career in both politics and entertainment, some of his funniest campaign stories through the years, and the bright future of the Virginia Democratic Party. Listen below.

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