The Latest Photos As President George H.W

The Latest Photos As President George H.W

Americans will get their chance to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president.

She recalled Bush as a man of "honor, dignity and graciousness" and a president who worked across the aisle and sought good relations with other nations. Early on Monday, Bush's casket was flown from Houston to Washington, D.C., where his body will lie in state until Wednesday.

Former President George H.W. Bush reaches over to his son President George W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, on Fri., Sept. 14, 2001.

After services in Washington, Bush will be returned to Houston to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot on the library grounds.

Bush died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife, Barbara.

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"George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018". Bush was carried up the Capitol steps. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days. As a candidate, Trump belittled Bush's son Jeb, a Republican rival for the presidency, and has long criticised the Iraq War launched by George W. Bush.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the first official to speak in the Rotunda, described George H.W. Bush as a "humble servant" and "a principled leader". He had joined the Navy when he turned 18. Bush enrolled at Yale University after military service, becoming a scholar-athlete and captaining the baseball team to two College World Series before graduating Phi Beta Kappa after just 2½ years.

Bush also served as vice president for two terms under President Ronald Reagan.

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