Presidential funeral train will be the first in nearly 50 years

Whether you agreed with his policies or not George H.W. Bush served with dignity and respect – something so sorely missing in today’s politics

Whether you agreed with his policies or not George H.W. Bush served with dignity and respect – something so sorely missing in today’s politics

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.

Amid the long lines of people waiting in the Capitol Rotunda to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush and the outpouring of admiration for his life, it's hard to imagine that anyone could have doubted that his memorial services wouldn't be well-attended. The sweet exchange caught on camera of grieving former US President and former first lady at the funeral services is now going viral.

Rather than a 21-gun salute, the Navy's planned tribute to the late President George H.W. Bush could be called a 21-top-gun salute.

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"Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man".

Bush, who died November 30 at the age of 94, made popular the phrase "thousand points of light" when talking about volunteer organizations in his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination in 1988.

He became emotional while describing "the best father a son or daughter could have". The casket was then flown to Houston to lie in repose before burial at his presidential library next to his daughter Robin and his wife Barbara.

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