Eventually, Wallace said his father considered his life’s greatest victory to be not his four terms as governor or the millions of presidential votes he secured around the country, but his faith and relationship with God.
After the assassination attempt, Wallace wrote to the gunman, Arthur Bremer.
“He told him that he loved him and he had forgiven him. And he told Arthur Bremer if you’ll ask our lord and savior Jesus Christ into your heart, we’ll be together in heaven,” Wallace said.
“He told me once, ‘If I can’t forgive him, the Lord won’t forgive me.’ ”