Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

Bush recreated a viral moment with Michelle Obama, slipping her what was likely a cough drop at his father's funeral Wednesday.

Roberts also said that Bush's family will continue to carry his devotion to service. In the second row are Vice President Mike Pence, and his wife Karen Pence, former Vice President Dan Quayle, and his wife Marilyn Quayle and former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynn Cheney, former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden.

'This is the least I could do for President Bush, ' he said.

Bush can be seen digging an item out of his left pocket as he approached the front pew of the National Cathedral, where President Trump and first lady Melania Trump, as well as three former Democratic presidents and first ladies, were seated.

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Another close friend of the elder Bush, former U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, recalled that the 41st president was "a class act from birth to death. one of nature's noble men". According to Bush spokesman Jim McGrath, the funeral train has been part of the official planning of his funeral for years.

A sign reads, "President George H.W. Bush Thank You For A Lifetime Of Service", as it hangs from a building next to the rail lines where Union Pacific No. 4141 will be bearing the coffin of President George H.W. Bush on December 05, 2018 in Navasota, Texas.

Mourners gathered at the airport to pay their respects to Bush as a black hearse waited for the flag-draped casket on the tarmac.

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