Milton Honors George H.W. Bush’s centennial with proclamation

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Milton Honors George H.W. Bush’s centennial with proclamation

WHEREAS, George Herbert Walker Bush was born on June 12, 1924 at 173 Adams Street in Milton, Massachusetts. He was the second son of Prescott Bush and Dorothy Bush and brother to Prescott, Nancy, Jonathan and William. The Bush Family settled in Greenwich Connecticut; and

WHEREAS, On his 18th birthday, President Bush enlisted in the United State Navy as an aviator.He was commissioned as an Ensign in 1943 and promoted to Lieutenant, Junior Grade the following year. His squadron was assigned to the USS San Jacinto as a member of Air Group 51. President Bush was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in the mission in Chicijima in 1944; and

WHEREAS, President Bush met Ms. Barbara Pierce at a Christmas Dance in 1941. While on leave from the Navy, they married on January 6, 1945 in Rye New York. They were married for 73 years and were the proud parents of George, Robin, Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Dorothy; and

WHEREAS, President Bush’s career in public service continued to flourish. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas’ 7th Congressional District and was later appointed by President Richard Nixon as the U.S Ambassador to the United Nations. He also served as the Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office in the People’s Republic of China; Chair of the Republic National Committee, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and Vice President of the
United States of America during President Ronald Reagan’s Administration from 1981 to1989; and

WHEREAS, On January 20, 1989, George H. W Bush took the Oath of Office as the 41 st President of the United States of America. President Bush and his Administration led a successful geopolitical transition and addressed economic challenges that laid the foundation for future growth and prosperity; and

WHEREAS, On June 14, 1990, the Milton Board of Selectmen appointed President George H.W. Bush as an Honorary Member of the Milton Police Department in recognition of the Department’s 100th Anniversary celebration and President Bush’s Birthday; and

WHEREAS, The George and Barbara Bush Foundation is commemorating the life and legacy of  our 41 ST President on the 100th Anniversary of his birth during a Centennial Celebration in College Station, Texas from June 11th to June 13th;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, that We, the Milton Select Board honor the legacy of President George. H.W. Bush during the Centennial Celebration.

GIVEN THIS DAY, Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Erin G. Bradley, Vice Chair

Roxanne F. Musto., Secretary

Richard G. Wells, Jr., Member

Benjamin D. Zoll, Member

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