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WATCH: President Bush honors Mike Ilitch at Celebration of Life ceremony in Detroit

A Celebration of Life service was held at Detroit’s Fox Theater on Wednesday in honor of the late Mike Ilitch, who owned both the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers.

Among the guests in attendance was none other than President George W. Bush. The former Chief Executive spoke warmly about Ilitch, and remembered him as both a patriot and a family man.

Check out this video of President Bush from the event on Wednesday at the Fox Theatre.

You know that you’ve made your mark when a former President of the United States speaks in glowing terms of you. Mike Ilitch certainly made his mark – not only in Detroit, but worldwide.

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WATCH: Ken Holland, Mickey Redmond pay homage to Mike Ilitch at Celebration of Life ceremony