Houstonians pay final respects to President George H.W. Bush

Houstonians pay final respects to President George H.W. Bush

Roberts said she believes Bush will be remembered for his role in the decline and eventual downfall of the Soviet Union.

The tweet further said: "During his presidency, the Cold War ended, Germany reunified, Kuwait liberated from brutal invasion, the Madrid peace process began, and he did much for his nation". The Navy is planning a 21-aircraft missing man formation for the interment ceremony of the former president at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, on Thursday.

The flag-draped casket of former president George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard, December 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath says Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of his wife, Barbara Bush.

This is the eighth funeral train in US history and the first since Dwight D. Eisenhower's body traveled from the National Cathedral in Washington through seven states to his Kansas hometown of Abilene 49 years ago.

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Bush's body was flown by Air Force One to Houston's Ellington Air Field on Wednesday evening following the service.

At the funeral service for George H.W. Bush, current President Donald Trump made no effort to greet President Jimmy Carter, now at 94, the oldest living United States President.

George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton eventually became close friends and traveled together internationally. John McCain's funeral earlier this year.

Former Sen. Bob Dole salutes the flag-draped casket containing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Dec. 4, 2018. Dole, who is 95, was helped from his wheelchair to stand and salute his fellow World War II veteran.

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