USA Says A Final Goodbye To Former President George HW Bush

USA Says A Final Goodbye To Former President George HW Bush

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Meacham also praised Bush's call to volunteerism - his "1,000 points of light" - placing it alongside Abraham Lincoln's call to honor "the better angels of our nature" in the American rhetorical canon. They are, in addition to Bush's eldest son, Alan Simpson, the former senator and acerbic wit from Wyoming; Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who also gave a eulogy for Ronald Reagan; and presidential historian Jon Meacham.

Baker fought back tears as he concluded his eulogy.

I think this is a classic of inter-show banter. But more than anything, he said he's grateful that his "decency, sincerity, and kind soul will stay with us forever".

His eulogists each captured the successive roles Bush played in his lifetime: World War II flyboy, statesman, friend and father.

Wednesday's state funeral caps a day-long homage that saw Bush lie in state for two days in the US Capitol rotunda.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived.

However next to the Obamas was former president Bill Clinton who was accompanied by his wife Hilary who was Trump's opponent in the 2016 presidential election.

Clinton sat stone faced, looking straight ahead, and the pair did not make eye contact.

"The thing is that they never treated George W. Bush this way or George H.W. Bush, either one of them, this way".

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In a show of respect, Pennsylvania Avenue was lined with well-wishers as a cortege proceeded toward the cathedral in the first presidential funeral since Gerald Ford died in late 2006.

Thousands of people filed past to pay their respects, some getting a chance to see Sully, a service dog who was Bush's friendly companion.

Trump has been a staunch critic of both the Clintons and the Obamas throughout his presidency and during his campaign.

Bush and former first lady Michelle Obama have reminded us of that fact twice this year.

Most federal government offices will be closed on Wednesday as many federal workers will get the day off. "Of course his heart was broken, he had lost the love of his life".

As to why President Trump would not be giving the eulogy at his father's funeral, the former Florida governor said that it was a matter of circumstance, being that his brother is a former president.

"After Mrs. Bush's death, general companionship was a big part of Sully's job", John Miller, president and CEO of America's VetDogs, said in a phone interview.

Mila said: "Well, of course it's happening right before Christmas".

The Oak Ridge Boys sang for their president on Thursday (Dec. 6), making good on a promise to perform "Amazing Grace" at President George H.W. Bush's funeral. The Navy is planning a 21-aircraft missing man formation for the interment ceremony of the former president at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, on Thursday.

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