Wednesday, May 29, 2019

USPS Honors George H.W. Bush

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Forever stamp honoring George Herbert Walker Bush, America’s 41st president, who died on November 30, 2018.

The First-Day-Of-Issue event, free to public, will be at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Frymire Auditorium, in College Station, TX, on Wednesday, June 12.
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924-2018), served as America's 41st president from 1989 to 1993. During his term in office, he guided the U.S. and its allies to a peaceful end of the Cold War, helped reunify Germany, and led a multinational coalition that successfully forced Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War.
On the domestic front, President Bush signed historic civil rights legislation to integrate Americans with disabilities more fully into society. His Clean Air Act tightened air pollution standards and dramatically reduced urban smog and acid rain. He also called and inspired millions of Americans to serve their communities with his vision of "a thousand points of light."
In addition to serving as vice president under President Reagan, Bush held a number of other senior leadership roles including Ambassador to the United Nations, Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, and Director of Central Intelligence.
He was the first sitting vice presented elected president since Martin Van Buren in 1836, and one of only two presidents to have a son who also served as Commander-in-Chief.

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