Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement:
“President Bush served our country proudly as our 41st President, Vice President, Congressman, ambassador to the United Nations, CIA director and more. As many others of that generation did, he enlisted and served bravely in World War II as a member of the U.S. Navy.
“I greatly appreciate his leadership, service and his work to inspire others to serve, calling for us to rise and spread ‘a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.’ This message remains a powerful reminder of the greatness Americans can achieve.
“I’m saddened to hear of his passing, and I send my thoughts and condolences to the Bush family, his friends, colleagues and all who mourn his loss today.”