92 year old Barbara Bush; wife of former President of the United States George H.W. Bush, and mother of former President of the United States George W. Bush; has fallen ill.
She has turned down any further medical treatments.
In serving the country as both First Lady and mother of the President of the United States; she has been the matriarch of the nation through several turbulent times.
She was there to see the end of the cold war. She was there to witness and grieve through the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.