Gov. Bill Haslam remembers Georg H. W. Bush's leadership

Posted at 4:42 PM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 20:06:54-05

Governor Bill Haslam remembered former U.S. President George H. W. Bush for his great leadership and humility.

Gov. Haslam said he will be among those attending the funeral service for President Bush on Wednesday.

On Monday, he looked back on President Bush, saying he will be remembered for his humility and service to our country.

"Obviously, he has an incredible foreign policy legacy that people will always remember him by; but at the end of the day, also somebody who is a man of great decency - humility, who understood what serving was about for the way he led. I think it made us a better country.  

Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday in Houston at age 94.

Haslam had previously ordered all flags over state buildings and the Tennessee Statehouse be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Dec. 30 to honor Bush's life.

After Wednesday, Bush will then be returned to Houston for burial Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University. He will be laid to rest alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter who died of leukemia at age 3.