USPS issues a commemorative stamp to honor the late former President Bush


The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush.

Jeff Adams with the US Postal Service said Bush's history and service to community, as well as country is unbelievable.

"He was in Congress, he was an ambassador, he was the director of the CIA, he was a vice-president, he was a president and the father of a president," said Adams.

It's a tradition for the presidents when they die. He said it was a fitting time to honor Bush yesterday, on what his birthday. He would've been 95. Bush died November 30, 2018.

Adams said while handwritten letters are a lost artform, it was not lost with the 41st president.

"President Bush was a prolific writer of letters. He would send letters to friends, family, adversaries alike," said Adams.

Bush 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. 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 Intelligence.

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.


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