On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs. Bush, may we always remember to be kind to one another and to put the care of others first.
The U.S. Secret Service expresses sincere condolences to the family of Mrs. Barbara Bush, the epitome of class and grace during and after her service to our country as First Lady of the United States. pic.twitter.com/VKxYkb0WUB— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) April 18, 2018
Barbara Bush represented the best of our country to the world, from our embassy in China to the @WhiteHouse as First Lady. We are grateful for her legacy of public service, volunteerism, and family. We offer deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to her loved ones. pic.twitter.com/QAqIGKU727— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) April 18, 2018
Our prayers go out to the loved ones of Barbara Bush. She accompanied husband George HW Bush to #China in the mid 1970s when he was there as Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the PRC (before we had an embassy). Seen here biking around Beijing. We are grateful for her legacy. pic.twitter.com/q5B3GRIlaa— EAP Bureau (@USAsiaPacific) April 18, 2018
Writing back from Beijing in May 1975, George Bush reports he and #BarbaraBush "are happy out here. We feel we are most fortunate to be [...] in this fascinating land" https://t.co/80ODaN18Ew @Bush41Library pic.twitter.com/AUJjReYFZX— HistoryAtState (@HistoryAtState) April 17, 2018
"Barbara Bush represented the best of our country to the world, from our embassy in China to @WhiteHouse as First Lady. We're grateful for her legacy of public service, volunteerism & family. We offer deepest condolences & thoughts & prayers to her loved ones." -- @StateDeptSpox pic.twitter.com/VcgJ2oVwhb— Department of State (@StateDept) April 18, 2018
Editor's Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State's publication on Medium.com.
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