George H.W. Bush: Gone but Never Forgotten


Adison Johnson

November 30th, 2018 will forever be a national day of mourning. Former President George H.W. Bush passed away on this day. He was a caring, determined man who not only lead our country but was also a WWII vet. It did not matter whether people knew him closely or just knew him as a President, everyone appreciated his kindness. Mr. Hermanski, a history teacher at Hamilton, says; “In my own opinion [he was] one of the last great statesmen.” He was a skilled, dedicated, professional political man.

Mr. Hermanski also told about how President Bush helped his dad be promoted to a “very high security clearance position.” Hermanski experienced his own personal connection to President Bush and his solidarity for a goal.Most, if not all, fell in love with Bush. He impacted so many lives like Mr. Hermanski, it could have been small or large. Back in 2013, one of Bush’s Secret Service detail son developed Leukemia. It caused him to lose his hair. Bush was touched by how courageous this little boy was and shaved his head with him. Barbara Bush posted the picture and it ended up going viral. Last Tuesday, the same S.S. member posted that photo stating how they were, “humbled and honored by the support and generosity of the president and his wife.” ( Many have since re-shared and posted their own connection to how Mr. and Mrs. Bush affected their lives.

George H.W. Bush was a prodigious leader for this nation. What he did and all his selfless acts have impacted America for the good. His legacy will live on for years to come.