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Remembering President Bush: #41ActsofService

The Bush School of Government and Public Service's Class of 2019 is honoring the memory of President George H.W. Bush with a day of public service.
By Justin Bailey, Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service November 26, 2019

Former President George H.W. Bush wearing a Texas A&M jacket
Former President George H.W. Bush.

On the anniversary of President George H.W. Bush‘s death, Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service will honor the 41st president’s legacy through a day of public service.

Organized by the Bush School’s Class of 2019, “41 Acts of Service: A Day Serving Your Community in Honor of President Bush” encourages people to perform acts of kindness in their communities on Saturday, Nov. 30 in the spirit of Bush’s commitment to public service.

“Whether it be donating canned goods to the local food bank, donating supplies to a local school, helping an elderly person load groceries, or paying for someone’s meal, performing any act of service large or small that helps someone other than ourselves is the goal,” said Bush School Dean Mark Welsh.

A familiar face around the Texas A&M campus, the late president and former First Lady Barbara Bush loved the university and were proud of its students and their commitment to the Aggie core values – especially that of selfless service. President Bush died at the age of 94 on Nov. 30, 2018 and was buried on the grounds of the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum alongside his wife and their daughter, Robin.

Participants are encouraged to share their acts of service on social media using the hashtag #41ActsofService.

“I hope those of you who value the legacy of our 41st president will join the Bush School Class of 2019 in this wonderful tribute to our namesake,” Welsh said.

Media contact:  Susan Robertson, Bush School of Government and Public Service,

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