Gwyndalynn Kent and Ashley Wolf
George H. W. Bush was America’s 41st president as well as a loving father to his six children. George has done so much to help make the place we call home, incredible which is why instead of treating his death as a tragedy, he needs to be remembered for what a great person he was and the mark he left on this country.
Bush Sr’s Accomplishments:
- Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, George enlisted in the U.S. Navy and became a Naval aviator.
- During his presidency, he handled foreign affairs
- Bush was the first sitting vice president to be elected president since Martin van Buren in 1836.
- His nickname since childhood has been Poppy, and that’s how he was known at Yale, especially as a baseball player.
- He is the second president, after John Adams, to be the father of a president.
- Flew 58 combat missions for the Navy during World War II and was awarded three Air Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
- He had a form of Parkinson’s disease.
George H.W. Bush was a great president and a great influence on the people of America. He will always be remembered for the impact he had on our government and our people.