12/06/2018

On The Street: Americans Remember Bush

Ginny Montalbano, Daily Signal

Following the death of President George H.W. Bush, we took our cameras to the streets of Capitol Hill to talk to people about the legacy our 41st president leaves behind.

Bush died at his home in Houston on Friday at the age of 94.

We spoke to people all of ages, including veterans and former members of Bush’s administration, about what they will remember most about him and what he will be remembered for.

One woman told The Daily Signal: “First all of all, he loved God, he loved his family, he loved this nation. Having served this nation with a man of decency and dignity … and a dad, dignity, decency, and a dad.”

“I think those combinations were wonderful and I have so much respect for him. I’m so glad to be here,” she added.

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