Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dies at 92


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Former President, George H. W. Bush, mourns the loss of his wife at her funeral services on April 21, 2018

Lizzie Weichel, Staff Writer

On April 17, 2018, former First Lady Barbara Bush died at age 92. She was married to George H. W. Bush and served in office as First Lady during his term as President from 1989-1993. It is important to recognize and understand that the First Lady is a vital position to the service to the United States. The First Lady has the power to take on problems that they deem important throughout America, and they have one of the most influential voices to the President.

Former First Ladies, such as Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, have taken on problems such as child health and providing books in libraries for children and students. Barbara Bush championed the problem of literacy. Bush even said,

“The American Dream is about equal opportunity for everyone who works hard. If we don’t give everyone the ability to simply read and write, then we aren’t giving everyone an equal chance to succeed.”

While the position of First Lady is not nearly as influential or powerful as the President, the First Lady does indeed hold a position of influence for the American population. Most often, First Ladies connect with the general population and work to provide for their main problems. The First Lady deserves honor and respect, for they are an under-recognized person who sacrifices so much for the betterment of the United States.

This week, as the country mourns the loss of the former First Lady, it is important to remember and even emulate the dignity that Bush displayed while her husband was in office. It is important to recognize the service and humility, and also recognize that Bush stayed loyal to her husband throughout everything.