Saturday, February 9, 2013

George H.W. Bush Skydives on 85th Birthday

Pol Light Moment #41 is when George H.W. Bush went skydiving on June 12, 2009, for his 85th birthday. George H.W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States, serving from 1989-1993. He also served as the Vice-President of the United States from 1981-1989.
George H.W. Bush did a tandem jump of 10,500 feet with a member of the US army's Golden Kights parachute team over the skies of Kennebunkport, Maine on June 12, 2009 (Source). Below is a video of this event as it happened in 2009. 

George H.W. Bush also did previous skydive jumps for his 75th and 80th birthdays. In addition, he plans to jump on his 90th birthday. George H.W. Bush said the reasons he performs the jump is that it feels good and exhilarating and also that it sends a message around the globe that, "Just because you are an old guy you don't have to sit around drooling in the corner. Get out and do something. Get out and enjoy life (Source)."

George H. W. Bush has been featured on other Pol Light posts. To view all George H. W. Bush posts search with George H. W. Bush label at Pol Light.

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The photo of George H.W. Bush is in the Public Domain

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