President Bush Ceremony Begins in Washington

Last updated December, 3rd at 5:51 PM est

The late former President George H. W. Bush will lie in state in Washington before his burial in Texas this week.

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  • Dec 03, 2018 5:51 PM est | Beth Baumann       
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From the prayer: "As we celebrate this well-lived life, challenge us, oh God, to leave the world better than we found it, continue to comfort those who mourn, touch each member of the Bush family with your mercy, grace and love."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:41 PM est | Beth Baumann       
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Vice President Mike Pence: "May God bless the memory of George Herbert Walker Bush."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:27 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Vice President Pence: "Bush's time in public service was characterized by kindness, modesty and patriotism. He was so modest he never wrote an autobiography." 

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:25 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Vice President Pence: "When he left office, he left America more peaceful, prosperous and secure."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:25 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Vice President Pence: "Under his leadership, America won the Cold War."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:25 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Vice President Pence: "He was the first vice president to win the presidency in 150 years."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:19 PM est | Beth Baumann       

Speaker Ryan: "He showed us how we live is as important as what we achieve."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:18 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

Speaker Ryan: President Bush "demonstrated the finest qualities of our nation and humankind."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:15 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

Speaker Ryan reflects on 41: "He was the first president I had a chance to vote for."

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:11 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        
  • Dec 03, 2018 5:04 PM est | Katie Pavlich       
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Powerful images.

  • Dec 03, 2018 5:00 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

The Bush family and former Bush cabinet members are now entering the U.S. Capitol Rotunda as the ceremony is about to begin.