28 January, 2008

Tribute to a Great Man.

I love that he died on Gavin's birthday. Finally graduated. Thank you President Hinckley for all the years of love and service. Congratulations on finishing strong!
We love you.

**Post edited to include:

One President to another, statement from President George W. Bush.

"Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of our friend, Gordon B. Hinckley. While serving for over seven decades in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gordon demonstrated the heart of a servant and the wisdom of a leader. He was a tireless worker and a talented communicator who was respected in his community and beloved by his congregation. As President of his church, he traveled to more than 60 countries to spread a message of love and optimism to the millions of people around the world who shared his faith.

A Mayflower descendent and the grandson of Mormon pioneers, Gordon was a deeply patriotic man. His leadership and service strengthened the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young University, the Boy Scouts of America, and the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City. In 2004, I was honored to present him with the Medal of Freedom, our Nation's highest civil award, in recognition of his lifelong public service.

Laura and I will miss Gordon's friendship and wisdom. Our thoughts and prayers are with his five children and the rest of the Hinckley family."


shelly said...


Anonymous said...

that is so wonderful of President Bush to say! thanks for sharing..i love reading your blog!

ps. this is a new link to ours. my other one decided to be ghetto and im not 'bloggified' enough to fix it. so deleted and made new! ha!

Jessica said...

Wow. When was that said???

Bayley Brook said...

What a good birthday present to Gavin, don't you think?