Nation Indebted to 41st President for Lifetime of Public Service, Accomplishment
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Jody Rushton, president of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW), issued the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush:
"The National Federation of Republican Women and Republican women across our nation are deeply saddened and moved by the passing of our 41st President, George Herbert Walker Bush.
"President Bush was the last president from the Greatest Generation, and he exemplified its character, resolve and patriotism. A decorated combat pilot, President Bush served as our nation's youngest naval aviator in World War II. After decades of public service, he became the faithful partner of President Ronald Reagan. Together, they renewed America's faith and optimism and faced down the tyranny of Soviet communism.
"President Bush's near 75-year marriage to First Lady Barbara Bush was a true partnership. Their devotion to their family, as well as their lifelong dedication to public service, continues to serve as an inspiration to our nation.
"The NFRW's deepest sympathies are with the entire Bush Family, who have lost both their patriarch and their matriarch this year. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."
Last year at its biennial convention, the NFRW honored President and Mrs. Bush for their legacy of public service with this resolution.
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is the largest and most influential Republican women's group in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the U.S. The NFRW works to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission remains to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public and inform the media.