Nation Bids Farewell To H. W. Bush In Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C - The 41st president of the United States died Friday in Houston at the age of 94. The nation bid farewell to President H. W. Bush Monday afternoon in Washington.
It was a send-off fit for a president as the nation honors and remembers president George Herbert Walker Bush. His final journey to Washington began in Houston Monday morning with full military honors.
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President Trump sent the presidential plane to carry bush's body to Washington. Well-wishers and the Bush family, including son and former president George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush, looked on.
A naval hymn played in remembrance of the 41st president's service as a Navy pilot. Mr. Bush was the last U.S. president to serve in World War II.
"He proved his valor in the toughest circumstances, and for the rest of his life he was the same kind of public servant, committed to us all," said Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
President George H. W. Bush is lying in State on Capitol Hill until Wednesday morning. Later Wednesday, a funeral service will be held at the National Cathedral. President George W. Bush is expected to eulogize his father at that service.
Another funeral service will be held for Mr. Bush Thursday in Houston, Texas, followed by a private burial at his presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University.
He will be interred beside his wife of more than 7 decades, first lady Barbara Bush, and their daughter, Robin.