George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In Maine, Apologizes For Missing Memorial Day Parade
Ninety-three-year-old former president George H.W. Bush was hospitalized at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford, Maine, on Sunday. According to his spokesman, Jim McGrath, Bush had been experiencing low pressure and fatigue, but he was “not in any discomfort.”
President @GeorgeHWBush was taken to Southern Maine Health Care (@SMHCHealth) today after experiencing low blood pressure and fatigue. He will likely remain there for a few days for observation. The former president is awake and alert, and not in any discomfort.
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) May 27, 2018
The 41st president spends his summers in Kennebunkport, and he was there over the weekend in the hopes of attending the town’s annual Memorial Day parade, but this ended up being the first time in decades that he ended up missing the event.
When Bush arrived in Kennebunkport last week, he was greeted by hundreds of people lining the streets and waving American flags. He tweeted out his regrets about missing the parade, along with a message for those who are honored on Memorial Day.
Very much regret missing the Memorial Day parade today in Kennebunkport, and am forever grateful not only to those patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice for our Nation — but also the Gold Star families whose heritage is imbued with their honor and heroism.
— George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) May 28, 2018
This is not the first time that Bush has been hospitalized in the past few months. On April 22, the day after the funeral for his wife, former First Lady Barbara Bush, he was admitted for an infection that led to sepsis.
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