VFW Remembers President George H.W. Bush
41st President was last of eight to earn the title of VFW member
WASHINGTON (December 1, 2018) — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is mourning the passing of one of their own, former President George H.W. Bush, who died last night at his home in Houston. He was 94 years old.
“President Bush was highly admired within the veteran community and beyond,” said VFW National Commander B.J. Lawrence. “He served as a Navy fighter pilot in the World War II Pacific Theater, as a U.S. congressman, U.S. ambassador, as CIA director, then vice president to President Ronald Reagan for eight years before being elected president, where he would win a resounding war against Iraq and end the Cold War. Our 41st president was also the last of eight presidents to earn the title of VFW member,” he said. President Bush was a life member of the VFW Department of Texas.
“On behalf of the entire 1.6 million-member VFW family, our deepest condolences go out to the entire Bush family, and thank them for their strength and support that enabled him to continue serving our great nation for so long. Bravo Zulu.”
About the VFW: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation’s largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally-chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.6 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in nearly 6,300 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim “NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at www.VFW.org.