George HW Bush's final journey to the Capitol

George HW Bush's final journey to the Capitol

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, as he lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Dec. 3, 2018.

The elder Pence said his son had graduated from Naval aviator training - which he said included making a "tailhook" landing on the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is comparing the "steady hand" with which President George H.W. Bush kept his bomber under control when it was shot down during World War II with the way he guided the country. Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, past and incoming House speaker, exchanged a warm hug with George W. Bush and came away dabbing her face.

The Wisconsin Republican was delivering remarks during a ceremony at the Capitol Rotunda where Bush will lie in state, an honor reserved for few.

Bush died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife, Barbara. President Trump writes in his tweet, complimenting the official proceedings which have been closely planned between the Bush team and Trump White House.

Neighbors call 911 on Clark Griswold decoration
According to police officers, Mr Norwood's call was not the first one police had received about the Heerlein house. They felt so bad about the passerby's reaction that they reached out to him to thank him for being so concerned.

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.

At the Capitol and across the nation, flags fly at half-staff. The former president died Friday.

"I just think that it's pretty common for president H.W.to rise above a lot of that", that person said. Bush was appointed ambassador to the United Nations and director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Bush's aircraft was shot down in 1944 over the Pacific. 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.

Mr. Bush won the race to succeed former President Ronald Reagan by a landslide, steering the ship of state as the Berlin Wall came down, the Soviet Union dissolved and the first Gulf War broke out.

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