Boston, MA - Massachusetts politicians and residents are mourning the passing of former president George H.W. Bush. Bush was born in Milton, Massachusetts.
Bush was always considered a great guy that put his country first and foremost. Because of this, residents from around the state showed up to his childhood home and street, located on Adams Street, to place flags and flowers down in remembrance of him.
Bush was the 41st President of the United States of America, serving from year the 1989 to 1993. He died on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the age of 94.
The former president had only lived in Milton, Massachusetts for approximately 6 months after he was born, but that was still reason enough for Milton residents to feel a historical connection to Bush.
Dozens of people flocked to the place where Bush was born yesterday, to simply leave mementos in remembrance of the man who helped end the Cold War in 1990. Several mementos were left at Bush’s plaque specifically dedicated to his birthplace on Adams Street. The dedication took place in 1997.
Milton residents came forward in interviews to state how good of a guy Bush was. Bob Scannell, age 57, stated that he had shaken Bush’s hand back when the plaque was dedicated to the former Presidents birthplace, and he had seemed like a great man. Stefan Skalinski, age 22 of Dorchester stated that Bush was a politician he had always admired. Ed Keohane, age 38, brought his daughter to the plaque site yesterday afternoon. Keohane stated that Bush was a respectable man and that his passing is the “passing of an era.”
Politicians came forward to state all good things about the former president. House Speaker Robert DeLeo stated that Bush was always considered a family man. MassGOP Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes stated that Bush was an amazing man with a great love for helping the community, his country, and his family. Mayor Martin J. Walsh stated that Bush had led our country the proper way.
Former President George H.W. Bush will be greatly remembered as an honorable man.