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He urged Americans to be a “thousand points of light.” When fighting an election, he promised, “read my lips — no new taxes.” And once in office, he put his foot down: there would be no more broccoli for President George H.W. Bush.

The former U.S. president, vice-president, ambassador, congressman, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and patriarch of one of America’s most successful political families died November 30, 2018. He was 94.

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Re: George Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94 - Thoughts and Prayers Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2018, 12:15:05 »
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Re: George Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94 - Thoughts and Prayers Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 20:07:24 »
Former PM Brian Mulroney spoke.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwX2KhS1PlU


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Re: George Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94 - Thoughts and Prayers Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 21:39:49 »
Mulroney has spoken at the funerals of Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and now George Bush.
Never has such an honour been bestowed upon a former CDN PM, an honour that I dare say will never occur again.


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Re: George Bush, 41st President, Dies at 94 - Thoughts and Prayers Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 22:06:11 »
What a eulogy.  Mr Mulroney is a gifted orator.
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Article and photos re the 21 air craft fly past including a short video of the Missing Man Tribute.

https://theaviationist.com/2018/12/08/here-are-the-photographs-of-the-u-s-navy-super-hornets-departing-fort-worth-for-bush-memorial-flyover-under-inclement-weather/

Here Are The Photos Of The U.S. Navy Super Hornets Departing Fort Worth for Bush Memorial Flyover Under Inclement Weather - 8 Dec 18

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