Transcript for Remembering the 41st president in Houston
Welcome back to "Gma" on a historic and sad Saturday morning as we remember former president George H.W. Bush who died at age 94. At his home in Houston. Bush was president from 1989 to 1993. His one term marked by both highs and low, the end of the cold war and victory in the gulf war in 1991 then a severe recession, a decline in his personal popularity and his re-election defeat to bill Clinton. Bush, of course, also one of only two American presidents to be the father of another president, so let's go now to ABC's Marcus Moore who is right there in Houston. Marcus, we know they loved the bush family in Houston. Tell us what you're seeing and hearing this morning. Reporter: Well, Dan, good morning. We are in downtown Houston where you'll find a statue of the former president and people have already left flowers at the foot of this monument that honors his legacy. The former president passed away late last night here in Houston and one of his five children, former president George W. Bush released a statement overnight saying in part his father lived a remarkable 94 years and that he was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for and certainly his passing will have a huge impact across the globe. But also right here in Texas, because this is where the former president retired. He's the adopted son here and certainly this is where he was often seen attending baseball games for the Houston Astros. His library is also here in Texas in College Station which is about an hour and a half from where we are this morning and that's where he was often seen skydiving to celebrate his birthdays. Well, overnight a hearse arrived at the George Lewis funeral home in Houston and know the president will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol and there will also be a funeral in Washington. All before he is brought back here to Texas where he will eventually be laid to rest on the grounds of his presidential library in College Station. Guys. We will be seeing many more heartfelt tributes pouring out of Texas in the coming days. Marcus Moore, thank you very
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