Remembering 41: The State Funeral of President George H.W. Bush

Last updated December, 5th at 1:28 PM est

Family, friends and former presidents remember President George H. W. Bush at a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral.

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  • Dec 05, 2018 1:28 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

The hearse carrying President Bush is now departing the cathedral.

  • Dec 05, 2018 1:12 PM est | Matt Vespa       

Yes, indeed ...

  • Dec 05, 2018 1:08 PM est | Matt Vespa       

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

  • Dec 05, 2018 1:07 PM est | Matt Vespa       

The service has concluded ... Bush 41 will be buried at his presidential library in College Station, TX. 

  • Dec 05, 2018 1:02 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

This picture.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:46 PM est | Guy Benson       


The camera cuts to James Baker, Bush's longtime close friend and a political powerhouse unto himself, who is weeping during this sermon.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:45 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

The reverend jokes that Bush's dog Sully has gotten more press than the president this week.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:43 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. : We sometimes forget all President Bush did for us because he wanted the light to shine on others.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:35 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

What a moment. President Bush wraps up his eulogy for his father.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:33 PM est | Guy Benson       

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.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:31 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

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.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:29 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

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."

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:28 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

George W. Bush: "The last words he'd ever say on earth were, 'I love you too.'"

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:26 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

President George W. Bush speaks highly of his dad's friendship with the man who beat him, President Bill Clinton.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:26 PM est | Guy Benson       

The L-Word.

A word that keeps arising in these eulogies, over and over: Loyalty.  Speaks volumes about the man.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:23 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

"He looked for the good of each person, and he usually found it." - President George W. Bush on his father

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:22 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        
  • Dec 05, 2018 12:21 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

George W. on his dad: "He vowed to live every day to the fullest."

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:20 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

President George W. Bush recalling how his dad, though 94 years old, died "young" because of his sense of adventure.

  • Dec 05, 2018 12:18 PM est | Cortney O'Brien        

Former President George W. Bush steps up to the podium to deliver his eulogy for his father.