I wrote this earlier for my Facebook friends. I thought I would share it with y’all here in Raiderland. I’m never one to shy away from politics, but I don’t think this has anything to do with politics. It has to do with people and America. – Hyatt
I never got the chance to meet President George H. W. Bush.
I worked for his campaign in the Fall of 1988, even though he wasn’t the first person I voted for for President.
The thing I will most appreciate about President Bush, looking back, is how simple it would have been for him to pursue a life of ease given his family situation and “station in life”.
Instead, from age 18 on, he chose a life of service.
You can agree or disagree with his politics or otherwise, but no American can disparage his love of Country and what he was willing to do for America.
Had Barb’s husband never been elected President Of The United Staes Of America, he would have been worthy of respect.
If I can pass along anything about President Bush to my son to exemplify in his life, it might surprise you.
I’d love for Reed to learn how to write letters. To write letters like his grandfathers’ and great-grandfathers’ generations perfected, as exemplified by the writings of President Bush.
A generation of tough men, but never so tough they couldn’t express, in hand-written form, their love for others, their love for country and their love of life.
Thank you, President Bush.