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Old 01 December 2018, 05:15 AM
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Default Former President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

George Herbert Walker Bush died Friday at the age of 94. He had been hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue in May, a week after arriving in Maine to spend the summer.

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Old 03 December 2018, 06:18 AM
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Default 'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

A highly trained service dog, Sully will now go back into service to help other veterans and is going to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, former President George W. Bush wrote in an Instagram post.
"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that be brought to 41," Bush wrote.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/02/polit...-41/index.html

While a service animal and a pet fill very different roles in a household, and have different relationships with their handlers and members of their handlers' households, I know many people do get emotionally attached to service animals. I'm glad that the family takes comfort in allowing the dog to go on and serve others in need.
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Old 03 December 2018, 04:55 PM
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A story on NPR this morning talked about one part of Bush's legacy being the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which he signed in 1990. His early support of the bill apparently helped overcome objections from some businesses that the act would be too costly, along with the general Republican tendency to oppose regulations. So, definitely fitting that his service dog would go on to serve others.
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Default Navy veterans to crew George H.W. Bush's historic presidential funeral train

Arrangements for his presidential funeral train took years of complicated planning, but one detail worked out just the way President George H.W. Bush would have wanted: the engineer and conductor are two veterans who served in the Navy just as he did.

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