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(Washington, D.C.)  – Today, after attending the state funeral for former U.S. President George Herbert Walker Bush, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement:

“From his courageous sacrifice as a Navy pilot during World War II, to his landmark advocacy for people with disabilities, to his dedication to giving back through his Points of Light Foundation, President Bush lived his life as a testament to the enduring values of public service and putting your country before yourself.

“As people in Washington state and around the globe mourn the passing of our nation’s former leader—one of the last of our ‘greatest generation’—I too send my thoughts and condolences to the Bush family and urge all of us to aspire to the dignity, civility, and service that President Bush modeled throughout his long, remarkable life.”