As family and friends prepare to eulogize former U.S. President George H.W. Bush Wednesday, civic leaders in communities all across the country are remembering the country’s 41st president. Lexington council members observed a moment of silence just prior to Tuesday night’s meeting.
Mayor Jim Gray commented how he, a Democrat, called his sister, a Democrat, in 1992 to see who she would vote for in the presidential race. “My sister said to me George Bush reminds me of our father who had died a full 20 years before. I think to many people he did remind us of a father figure.”
In his remarks, Gray said the late president had a good sense of humor, thought a lot about his family, and was devoted to country.