Michelle Obama paid an emotional tribute to George H.W. Bush with heartwarming photo
Michelle Obama posted a touching tribute to George H. W. Bush who passed away last Friday.
The former first lady accompanied her words with a picture. In it, she leaned down to receive a kiss on the cheek from Bush. He sat in a wheelchair in the Oval Office where he made regular visits during Barack's term.
Barack is also in the photo with his back facing the two. Bush held onto Michelle's face and is shaking her hand as he kissed her in the picture.
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Her caption read:
"As a public servant, father, and grandfather, President George H.W. Bush was an extraordinary example for us all. His spirit of service and decency will be missed by many, including our family. I hope his memory will be a guiding light for our country and those around the world."
Barack honored Bush with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011 for his services to the country. In Barack's tribute to the President, he listed some of these:
"...from a decorated Naval aviator who nearly gave his life in World War II, to Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces, with plenty of posts along the way. Ambassador to the United Nations. Director of Central Intelligence. U.S. Envoy to China. Vice President of the United States."
Barack also made reference to the 41st president's wife, Barabara, who died on April 17, 2018.
"After seventy-three years of marriage, George and Barbara Bush are together again now, two points of light that never dimmed, two points of light that ignited countless others with their example."
Michelle Obama is also setting an example by paying her dues to the former president. She canceled the upcoming tours for her new book "Becoming."
Instead, the 54-year-old will attend funeral services for Bush. She tweeted the announcement for fans over the weekend.
"It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life. This will, unfortunately, preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin."
It’s important to me to join the Bush family in celebrating President George H.W. Bush’s exemplary life. This will unfortunately preclude my visits to Paris and Berlin. I’ve been deeply touched by the enthusiasm for my memoir, and I’m working to reschedule my trip for next year.— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) December 2, 2018
Also in attendance will be current president Donald Trump and his wife Melania. Trump has already declared Wednesday a national day of mourning.
It will also be the day that Washington's National Cathedral will host the funeral for Bush. He held the highest office from 1989 to 1993.
As a public servant, father, and grandfather, President George H.W. Bush was an extraordinary example for us all. His spirit of service and decency will be missed by many, including our family. I hope his memory will be a guiding light for our country and those around the world. pic.twitter.com/jUSU82TnO1— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) December 1, 2018
Following Bush's passing, Trump tweeted a tribute. He was among several political personalities who honored the president after his passing.
"President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!"
George H.W. Bush drew his last breath on the night of November 30, 2018. He was 94 when he died. The exact cause of death is still unknown.