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Letter: Honor to serve under late President Bush

To the editor,

Last week there was a moving tribute to George H.W. Bush, the 41st president. "Remembering Gampy" was part of the title.

Rarely does the public get to see the intimate life of such a public figure. The piece was well done, including the editing. I laughed, I cried and most of all I prayed for hope and peace, and that this divided country heals.

What stood out to me was when they read the letter he wrote after he was defeated by Clinton (at least that's what I recall being said). Bush was a prolific letter writer (I admire that). This letter contained 10 rules he strove to live by, and I couldn't help but think of the everyday person, the political persons in charge of the US, the local government and UND's Administration.

Mr. Bush wrote of being humble, not bragging - to let others speak of you, to pray, to be kind and there were more, but I can't recall them all. It was a touching letter and those in charge of the nation, the local government and UND would be well served to read them and make them an integral part of their interactions with the world around them.

Mr. Bush, commander-in-chief, it was an honor to serve under your command.

Kim Szondy Higgs

SMSgt (retired) USAF

Grand Forks

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