Most people in downtown Waco remember George H.W. Bush as a president who made good changes for our country.
“He served our country very well. He is going to be greatly missed,” said Dawn Clements, a Waco resident.
Bush’s wife Barbara died earlier this year in April.
“I knew it would come soon after Miss Barbara passed away so I am just lifting the bush family up in prayer today,” said Ashley Royal, a Waco resident.
As the 41st President of the United States, Bush led the country through the end of the cold war. He was a WWII veteran and he passes his legacy down to his son who is honored by many landmarks here in central Texas, including George W. Bush Parkway and a Little League Center.
“I just know he’s always been a standup guy a role model, very good in office. That entire family just very good pillars for the United States for Texas. And like I said I am just lifting up prayer for them right now,” said Royal.
State Representative Doc Anderson knew Bush personally and praises the work he did in office.
“Just a tremendous legacy that he has left for this state but he set the tone. And a very distinguished family a very distinguished individual,” said Anderson.
The former President will lie in state starting Monday in the capitol rotunda in Washington DC. Wednesday has been designated as a national day of mourning. President Trump says he will attend the funeral that day.
Jon R. Ker, the Chairman of the McLennan County Republican Party issued this statement to us:
“With the Passing of President George H.W. Bush, America has lost a true patriot and hero. More than a President, Mr. Bush was an example and inspiration for humility, servant leadership and seeking the good for all Americans. As the last President to have served in World War II, President Bush was the epitome of the greatest generation. His kindness toward all, especially for those from whom he could gain nothing, was an ever present characteristic of this great man. His signing into law the Americans With Disabilities Act changed American culture for the better and instituted the recognition that those who may be disabled would not be discarded. He will also be remembered as an example of a loving husband and father. His and Barbara’s marriage of 73 years is truly a remarkable witness of unconditional love and dedication which should be emulated more. History will prove that George H.W. Bush was the most successful one term President and among the very best Presidents of our nation. ”