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Statement on the Passing of President George H. W. Bush

In response to the passing of  President George H. W. Bush, John Gomperts, president and CEO of America’s Promise Alliance released the following statement:

"President George H.W. Bush lived an extraordinary life and had a positive impact on America and the world. Through a lifetime of service to others, he represented the promise of America.  

President Bush’s commitment to service and dedication to young people is part of his enduring legacy. In a characteristically selfless act, he came together with President Clinton in 1997 to co-host the Presidents’ Summit on America’s Future to focus the nation’s attention on the needs and promise of America’s children and youth. At that event, President Bush led all of the living presidents in signing a Declaration committing the nation to creating the conditions of success for every young person in America. From that Summit and Declaration, America’s Promise was born, and we are dedicated to carrying forward the spirit of caring, service and optimism that President Bush expressed and embodied. 

We are saddened by his passing, and we will work every day to live out his commitment and ideals." 

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