At the beginning of November, I had the privilege to spend a couple days at sea aboard the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier. CVN-77 was commissioned by the US Navy in January 2009, honoring the former President's military career and service as a Naval aviator in WW2.
Bush spent most of his life in service to our country. He joined the military in 1942, becoming the youngest aviator in the US Navy during World War II, during which he flew 58 combat missions and was once shot down by a Japanese plane.
Tuesday, the crew of the USS George H.W. Bush honored their ship's namesake with a flashlight vigil on her flight deck. Watch the time-lapse video of the ceremony below.