President George H. W. Bush

President George H. W. Bush gave the commencement address during the graduation ceremonies at Cheltenham High School on June 19, 1989.

“We Are Americans” was one of the quotes from this speech.

You can view the speech broadcast on C-Span by clicking on the image below (Please note that about 35 seconds of the speech does not air in this broadcast;  the speech continues after that break.)



“President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a lunch for members of the Bush family in the Red Room of the White House,” according to a statement issued by The White House on May 31, 2012.

The statement indicated that “seated clockwise from the President are:  former First Lady Barbara Bush, Mr. Bucky Bush, Ms. Doro Bush Koch, Ms. Jenna Bush Hager, Mr. Marvin Bush, Ms. Jody Bush, former President George W. Bush, Mrs. Obama, former President George H. W. Bush, Ms. Patty Bush, Mr. Bobby Koch, Ms. Barbara Bush, Ms. Margaret Bush, Mr. Jonathan Bush, and former First Lady Laura Bush.”


“An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 takes off from the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77),” according to a statement from the United States Navy on June 2, 2011.  “[The] George H. W. Bush [was] deployed to the United States 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of maritime support operations and theater security cooperation efforts.”

President George H. W. Bush served in the United States Navy during World War II.


The video of the speech at the Cheltenham High School is provided courtesy of C-Span, 1989.

The photograph at The White House Photo was taken by Mr. Pete Souza and is provided courtesy of The White House, 2012.

The photograph of the USS George H. W. Bush was taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony D. Curtis and is provided courtesy of the United States Navy, 2011.