Former President H.W. Bush passed away late yesterday and nowhere will he be missed more than in Houston, Texas. As America mourns the passing of one of her beloved presidents, a close family friend who worked for the Bush’s, put up a huge flag in front of the Bush home to honor his memory. Matt Peveto said that the Bush family was full of graciousness, kindness, and love.
The former president was a private man. He was also a family man. Since it is Texas after all, the bigger the flag, the bigger the statement of love for George Bush Sr. He was 94-years-old and will now join his recently departed and beloved Barbara. Bush was many things… he was head of the CIA at one point, ambassador to the UN, chairman of the RNC and he was a two-term vice president before he became president. ABC 13 has more on the passing of George H.W. Bush:
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The news of former President George H.W. Bush’s death continues to create an outpouring of support for the Bush family.
Saturday morning, a Houston resident unfurled a flag outside the Bush residence in West Oaks.
Matt Peveto told Eyewitness News that a close family friend worked for Mr. and Mrs. Bush, and that family members told him stories about the couple’s graciousness, kindness, and love.
Matt Peveto paying his respects to George H W Bush by placing an American flag outside the Bush family home in Houston pic.twitter.com/bBvXx3Ky0Y
— Jeff Ehling (@JeffEhlingABC13) December 1, 2018
Many people in Houston remembered George H.W. Bush as a man who was not only the president but a very private man.
Peveto says it was important for him to show his respect in the passing of Bush, and encourages others to come out and do the same.
“I was watching the news and saw the American flag out here and said, ‘Well, we’re in Texas, so let’s make this a little bigger and better,'” Peveto said.
Bush, who died at age 94 – nearly eight months after his wife of 73 years died at their Houston home – was a congressman, an ambassador to the United Nations and envoy to China, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the CIA, two-term vice president and, finally, president.