Today, 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 President would have turned 95 today.
The First-Day-Of-Issue dedication ceremony is at 11 a.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Frymire Auditorium in College Station, TX.
George Herbert Walker Bush (1924–2018),
served as America’s 41st president from 1989 to 1993. During his term in
office, he guided the United States 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. George Bush 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
George H.W. Bush was the first sitting vice
president 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.