Former First Lady Barbara Bush has just passed away at age 92 and leaves many of us quite saddened. She was a wife and mother to two presidents, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. But she was more than that in her lifetime, for she cared about the many in need of compassion. Barbara Bush tried to get others to volunteer at homeless shelters and headstart projects and promoted AIDS awareness. As First Lady she promoted reading by starting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Literacy. And finally she was an advocate for the American family as well as many more accomplishments, for that she will be dearly missed. Let me at this time offer my heartfelt prayers to her family, friends and all who loved her dearly. America morns a truly great lady and of whom we will never forget.
—Frederick R. Bedell Jr