The Latest: George HW Bush says he regrets missing parade
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The Latest on former President George H.W. Bush missing a Memorial Day parade in Maine (all times local):
Hospitalized former President George H.W. Bush says he regrets missing a Memorial Day parade in Maine that he normally attends.
The 93-year-old was taken to a hospital Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue.
A note posted to the 41st president’s Twitter account Monday evening says he regrets missing the parade in Kennebunkport, down the road from his summer home.
The tweet also says he’s “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.”
Residents attending the parade expressed concern for Bush.
A spokesman has said Bush will likely be in the hospital for a couple of days. There was no update on his condition Monday.
The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush has caused him to miss his tradition of attending the local Memorial Day parade.
The 93-year-old was taken to a hospital Sunday in Maine after he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue. A spokesman said he’d likely be in the hospital for a couple of days for observation. There was no immediate update on his condition on Monday.
Residents attending the Memorial Day parade in Kennebunkport, down the road from Bush’s summer home, expressed concern for the nation’s 41st president.
The parade’s grand marshal, Tom Willey, wished the president a speedy recovery.
Bush arrived for the summer in Maine on May 20. He was without his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, who died more than a month ago in Houston.