By Skylar Letteer
On November 30th of this year, George Bush passed away at age 94. His death was announced by his son that honored his father’s many achievements not just as our 41st president. Bush initially served two terms as Ronald Reagan’s vice president before winning the 1988 presidential election for the republican party. Bush’s steady hand led the nation through sweeping global changes, making him an honorable and arguably America’s best one term president.
Bush had a strong focus on foreign affairs including; the Panama Invasion in 1989. In 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait and Bush sent 400,000 U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia which culminated in the Persian Gulf War and liberating Kuwait. Bush also oversaw the dissolvement of the Soviet Union, the tearing down of the wall that separated East and West Germany, and a multitude of other significant operations. With the remarkable amount of action taken under President Bush term, he is considered to be one of the most effective presidents this nation has ever elected.
Although Bush had limited control over unfolding world events, his approach to many occurrences alleviated much of the stress American citizens could have endured. Those characteristics helped the United States through a time of persistent change, and his relentless contributions made him an honorable man. While many had their own perceptions of Bush, his time in office did not go unrecognizable. Bush watched as the world around us shifted, including the fall of the Soviet Union, and despite much commotion, he remained stable and focused. We as individuals sometimes forget the importance of a president’s time in office, but with Bush’s passing, Americans are taking this time to remember George H. W. Bush and all his contributions to this great nation we call home.