The U.S. Postal Service unveiled a Forever stamp honoring President George H.W. Bush, who passed away in Houston on November 30, 2018, at the age of 94.
USPS held an event to officially issue the stamp at the Bush School of Government & Public Service in College Station. The former president is buried nearby at the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, next to his wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin.
Pierce Bush, one of Bush’s grandchildren, attended the event, along with representatives of the USPS Board of Governors and the George & Barbara Bush Foundation.
The George H. W. Bush Commemorative Forever Stamp is unveiled! #GHWBushStamp pic.twitter.com/LckWfhpgVq
— George & Barbara Bush Foundation (@BushFdn) June 12, 2019
Bush served as President from 1989 to 1993. The continuing normalization of relations with the former Soviet Union after the cold war, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the First Gulf War in 1990 were some of the key milestones of his presidency.
After his death, he was remembered for his service during World War II, as well as his statesmanship and lifetime of public service.
The Bush family became an icon of Houston. They lived in the Bayou City before residing in Washington, D.C. and after the presidency. The former president and first lady gave Houston worldwide exposure. They frequented philanthropic and sports events and local restaurants, establishing a memorable bond with many Houstonians.
The funerals for Barbara and George Bush were both held in Houston last year, with thousands of people attending to pay their last respects.