Family, friends and former presidents remember President George H. W. Bush at a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral.
The hearse carrying President Bush is now departing the cathedral.
Yes, indeed ...
A classy service for a classy man. #GeorgeHWBushFuneral— Larry Sabato (@LarrySabato) December 5, 2018
A classy service for a classy man. #GeorgeHWBushFuneral
Motorcade carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush will depart National Cathedral and proceed to Andrew Air Force base. The destination will be Houston, TX
The service has concluded ... Bush 41 will be buried at his presidential library in College Station, TX.
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The camera cuts to James Baker, Bush's longtime close friend and a political powerhouse unto himself, who is weeping during this sermon.
The reverend jokes that Bush's dog Sully has gotten more press than the president this week.
Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. : We sometimes forget all President Bush did for us because he wanted the light to shine on others.
What a moment. President Bush wraps up his eulogy for his father.
“The best father a son or daughter could have.” Former President George W. Bush gets emotional while eulogizing his father, George H.W. Bush #Bush41 pic.twitter.com/M4gjUuVbem— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 5, 2018
“The best father a son or daughter could have.” Former President George W. Bush gets emotional while eulogizing his father, George H.W. Bush #Bush41 pic.twitter.com/M4gjUuVbem
43 choked up at the very end of his remarks, saying that 41 is now hugging Robin and is again holding Barbara's hand. He wasn't the only one shedding a tear, I suspect. What a beautiful speech.
President George W. Bush breaks down in tears as he finishes his beautiful eulogy for his father, touching the casket once more on his way down the steps.
George W. Bush: He could never stomach vegetables...he was no Fred Astaire on the dance floor...
"He passed these genetic defects on to his children."
George W. Bush: "The last words he'd ever say on earth were, 'I love you too.'"
President George W. Bush speaks highly of his dad's friendship with the man who beat him, President Bill Clinton.
A word that keeps arising in these eulogies, over and over: Loyalty. Speaks volumes about the man.
"He looked for the good of each person, and he usually found it." - President George W. Bush on his father
Former President George W. Bush touches his father's casket before eulogizing him. #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/A0Tl7KAHPq— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 5, 2018
Former President George W. Bush touches his father's casket before eulogizing him. #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/A0Tl7KAHPq
George W. on his dad: "He vowed to live every day to the fullest."
President George W. Bush recalling how his dad, though 94 years old, died "young" because of his sense of adventure.
Former President George W. Bush steps up to the podium to deliver his eulogy for his father.