Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Post office, other federal offices closed for Bush funeral services

Solemn public pays tribute to Bush before dawn in Rotunda Solemn public pays tribute to Bush before dawn in Rotunda Associated Press
Herman Weaver | 06 December, 2018, 21:42

Former US president George W. Bush shared a light moment with former First Lady Michelle Obama at the funeral for his father George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, appearing to slip her a piece of candy before the service began.

There, a motorcade will take Bush to his presidential library at the university, where he will be laid to rest at a private ceremony next to his wife, Barbara, who died in April, and his daughter Robin, who died at age 3 in 1953.

The loyal yellow Labrador returned to his faithful owner Tuesday, visiting the former president and his former handler's casket in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda after accompanying Bush's remains from Texas to Washington D.C.

During Dole's salute to Bush, the attending crowd remained silent. He was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996. President from 1989 to 1993, Bush died Friday at 94.

"He taught us public service was noble and necessary", his son and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, told the invited guests at Washington National Cathedral.

Along with Donald Trump and Melania Trump, former U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were seated in the first row of the Washington National Cathedral along with their spouses when Bush, the 43rd president took a moment to shake each of their hands.

Vice President Mike Pence said "President Bush was a great leader who made a great difference in the life of this nation".

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He also presided over the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Cannon fire roared again outside the Capitol as the sun sank and the younger Mr Bush stood with his hand over his heart, watching the casket's procession up the steps.

"I believe there are certain qualities that veterans have, and when Bush was president, I think about three-fourths of Congress were veterans and we would stick together and work together across the aisle". She and her husband, Prince Philip, also visited Bush and his wife, Barbara, when their son was in the White House in 2007.

Although Bush's funeral services are suffused with the flourishes accorded presidents, by his choice they will not include a formal funeral procession through downtown Washington.

The New York Stock and NASDAQ will be closed for the day.

Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

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