Elected Officials Remember President H.W. BushPosted: Updated:
As the country mourns the death of death of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, elected officials from the north country and state are reflecting on Bush's life.
Bush died Friday at the age of 94. He will be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
On Sunday, 60 Minutes will look back at former President Bush's life. That airs at 7 p.m. on WWNY.
On Saturday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo directed flags at all state government buildings be flown at half-staff from Tue. Dec. 4 until Bush's internment.
President George H.W. Bush was a statesman and patriot who dedicated his life to serving his country. He was a great unifier, always willing to put country before party.— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) December 1, 2018
On behalf of the New York Family, we are forever grateful for his service and mourn his passing. pic.twitter.com/UQVxEcFjjk
President George HW Bush will be greatly missed in many ways. He was a fine man and even when he opposed your views, you knew he was doing what he thought was best for America. His yearning for a kinder and gentler nation seems more needed now than when he first called for it.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) December 1, 2018
President George H.W. Bush’s life will forever be defined by his deep commitment to public service and to the values of our nation. His legacy will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace. Sending my love and deepest condolences to the Bush family.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 1, 2018