When most of us work on Saturday morning to the news that President George H.W. Bush had passed away, many of us reflected on the sorrow that his family must be feeling.
Despite people being against him politically for many years on a good number of issues when someone passes away it’s time to lay down the sword and give them the respect befitting any person that was trying to get from one day to the next trying to do the best that they could for everyone.
Personally, I am a person who was still in elementary school when Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. My father was deployed to the Middle East during that period and the only thing that I knew concerning wars is that they were pretty violent and a lot of people could get hurt, including dad.
However, I had the comfort of President Bush on television so many times during that period throughout telling me, a small kid, what was going on and in that odd little kid logic we all had as children I had convinced myself that as long as President Bush kept coming on television to say how everything was going I knew that dad was going to be alright. For that I am eternally grateful.
There are people that knew and worked much more closely with the President than some small child from the Midwest. The Secret Service agents that were a part of his detail are with him about as much as a person could be with someone and despite their relationship by nature having to be an extremely professional one they had to have a sense of camaraderie towards each other; much in the way a football player might have for a coach.
From Western Journal:
There certainly weren’t any shortages of touching goodbyes to former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94.
However, the most moving may have come from the individuals who helped guard him through the vice presidency, presidency and beyond.
In a video posted to Twitter, the U.S. Secret Service paid its final respects to the nation’s 41st president, whose code name was “Timberwolf.”
“The Secret Service sends our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Former President George H.W. Bush,” the Secret Service said in a tweet Saturday morning.
“Timberwolf, you defined patriotism and leadership throughout your life of service to this country and you will be sorely missed.”
The video began with pictures from the former president’s early life — his time as an aviator in the U.S. Navy, a picture of him in his Yale baseball uniform.
The Secret Service sends our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Former President George H.W. Bush. Timberwolf, you defined patriotism and leadership throughout your life of service to this country and you will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/qof2DRNX0B
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) December 1, 2018