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The Latest: George HW Bush says he regrets the missing parade



KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – The Latest About Former President George H.W. Bush misses a Memorial Day parade in Maine (all local times):

18:35

Hospitalised former President George H.W. Bush says he regrets missing a memorial day parade in Maine that he normally attends.

The 93-year-old was hospitalized in Maine on Sunday after suffering from low blood pressure and exhaustion.

The 41st President's Twitter account on Monday night says he regrets missing the parade in Kennebunkport, the road from his summer home.

The tweet also says that "he is grateful not only to those patriots who have brought the ultimate sacrifice to our nation the families of the Golden Star whose heritage is infused with their honor and heroism."

Residents who participated in the parade were concerned about Bush.

A spokesman said Bush will probably be in the hospital for a few days. There was no update on his condition on Monday.

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14:15

The hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush got him to miss his tradition of attending the local Memorial Day parade.

The 93-year-old was hospitalized in Maine on Sunday after suffering from low blood pressure and fatigue. A spokesman said he would probably be in the hospital for a few days for observation. There was no immediate update on his condition on Monday.

Residents who attended the Memorial Day parade in Kennebunkport along the road from Bush's summer home voiced concern for the nation's 41st president.

The Grand Marshal of the parade, Tom Willey, wished the president a speedy recovery.

Bush arrived in Maine on May 20 for the summer. He was without his 73-year-old wife, Barbara Bush, who died in Houston more than a month ago.

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