WASHINGTON (December 6, 2018) – The American Maritime Partnership, the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released a statement honoring the life of President George H.W. Bush.
“When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, young George H.W. Bush knew his beloved country called for his service, and it was at sea where he became one of the military’s youngest flying officers. He did more for his country by age 20 than most do in a lifetime. A man of great integrity, and an inspiration for all, President Bush will be remembered with reverence. He was forever a Navy man. He understood the importance of a strong American maritime fleet for national security, and the 500,000 men and women of American maritime are eternally grateful for his service and leadership to our great nation,” said Matt Woodruff, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership.
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American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, a pillar of our nation‘s economic, national, and homeland security. More than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies, operate in our waters 24/7, and this commerce sustains nearly 500,000 American jobs, $29 billion in labor compensation, and more than $100 billion in annual economic output. For more information about AMP, please visit www.americanmaritimepartnership.com.