USA Says A Final Goodbye To Former President George HW Bush

USA Says A Final Goodbye To Former President George HW Bush

USA Says A Final Goodbye To Former President George HW Bush

The fourth living former president, George W Bush, accompanied the hearse with his four living siblings and their partners, from the US Capitol where his father laid in state yesterday.

Bush's remains were accompanied by members of his family, and were taken by motorcade to St Martin's Episcopal Church.

Hume said Bush 41 would not have approved of those in the media speaking kindly about him as a way to draw a contrast to the current administration and bash President Trump. "When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States".

The passing of Bush, only the second president to see his son follow him to the Oval Office, has led Americans to reflect on his life of duty and service to country as a leader of the so-called "Greatest Generation". Others were given by Bush biographer Jon Meacham and former Republican senator Alan Simpson.

Trump arrived at the funeral with his wife Melania, who greeted the Obamas, shook hands with Bill Clinton and waved at Hilary Clinton.

Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama - all Democrats - were joined by their wives, while in the pew behind them sat Mike Pence, the vice-president, and his predecessors Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney, Joe Biden, Al Gore and their wives. Mulroney said that was how Bush felt about his life after the presidency. However, there were not greetings exchanged between the Trumps and the Clintons, or the Carters.

Robin, George W. Bush's younger sister, died from leukemia at age 3.

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Trump ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning.

"I was struck then by his graciousness, his interest in and enthusiasm for Canada - but he was just an extraordinarily gracious person", Brison said.

There will be a public viewing on Wednesday night at the Houston church where Bush and his late wife, Barbara Bush, were longtime worshippers.

Bush was a decorated World War II aviator who almost lost his life when he was shot down on a bombing mission.

A patrician figure, Bush was voted out of office in part for failing to connect with ordinary Americans during an economic recession.

Bush's casket returned for the services in Houston, a ride on a special funeral train and eventual burial at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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