Historian Jon Meacham Delivers Stirring Eulogy at George H.W. Bush’s Funeral: ‘A 20th Century Founding Father’

Posted on December 5, 2018 12:27 pm

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Presidential historian Jon Meacham delivered a solemn and emotional eulogy on Wednesday at the funeral for former president George H.W. Bush.

As Meacham honored Bush’s military service and joked about Dana Carvey‘s legendary SNL impression, he called the former president “America’s last great soldier statesman, a 20th century founding father.” He spoke of how Bush entered the political arena to continue his service to his country, and how he answered that calling through the accomplishments of his presidency.

“Strong and gracious, comforting and charming, loving and loyal, he was our shield in danger’s hour,” Meacham said. “An imperfect