North Dakotans this week are remembering the legacy of the late President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at 94.

Senator John Hoeven noted Mr. Bush’s service as a World War II pilot, ambassador and vice president:

"President Bush was a dedicated public servant and American patriot. Mikey and I extend our deepest condolences and pray for the Bush family as they mourn and honor his remarkable life and legacy."

Senator-elect Kevin Cramer said in a statement President Bush helped maintain peace during the fall of the Soviet Union, and the end of the Cold War:

"I was fortunate to meet President Bush as a young state republican party chairman and able to witness his and Barbara's grace and humility in the public eye and behind closed doors...His commitment to public service was only eclipsed by his love of his family and his desire to be the best husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather possible."

The former president will lie in state this week in the U.S. Capitol. The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday.

[Source: KXMB TV News]