RGF Statement on the Passing of Esteemed Statesman Donald Rumsfeld

We at the Rio Grande Foundation are saddened to learn of the passing of American statesman Donald Rumsfeld. On June 30, 2021, we lost a dedicated patriot. He was surrounded by family in his beloved Taos, New Mexico.

We are deeply saddened by his loss. A lifelong patriotic American statesman and our fellow New Mexican, Mr. Rumsfeld embodied the characteristics of liberty that we live by every day. He was an avid supporter of the Foundation and our friend.

Said Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing. “We mourn his loss but let us also celebrate his many gifts and continue to build on them. We will continue his mission for freedom so that every person has the best chance to thrive in life.”

He will be missed.

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2 Replies to “RGF Statement on the Passing of Esteemed Statesman Donald Rumsfeld”

    1. That’s totally fair. I opposed the Iraq War too, but Rumsfeld had a long and multifaceted legacy. He was also a supporter of RGF.

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