The valley mourns, remembers former President George H.W. Bush

The valley remembers George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. (KSNV)

The nation is remembering George H.W. Bush, who died at his Texas home late Friday night, Nov. 30, at the age of 94.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, former Vice President Joe Biden stopped by UNLV where he spoke highly of the former president.

“We were on opposite sides of the political fence. I served the entire time that he was president. I’ve been there with eight presidents as an elected official, and none of them had more class and greater sense of decency than President Bush,” said Biden.

Meanwhile, people throughout the valley are remembering the legacy of Bush as well.

John Betham arranges the Glittering Lights Christmas display at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, located at 7000 N. Las Vegas Boulevard, each year.

This year, there’s a new and extended addition: The George H.W. Bush Display.

Bentham says he had the pleasure of working with the former president years ago.

“I knew we had to honor him somehow. He served in every form of government, including the highest office, and so I felt like we had to mobilize and come together and do something to honor that service."

The red, white and blue light arrangement is above all the other displays, with praying hands and the number ‘41’ at the top of it.

People driving by took notice of the tribute.

Eric Potter stopped by the display and said, “I really like it. It’s kind of sad, but he lived a good life.”

Debbie Bomba also took a moment to view the display.

She said, “I hate to see him passing. He was a great president as far as I was concerned.”

The display will remain lit for 41 nights, in honor of our nation’s 41st president.

President Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a national day of mourning in honor of George H.W. Bush.

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