Remembering George H.W. Bush

The last visitors paid respects to George H.W. Bush in the US Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning

J. Scott Applewhite Associated Press The last visitors paid respects to George H.W. Bush in the US Capitol Rotunda Wednesday morning

The President will attend Bush's memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday despite the years-long tension between Trump and the Bush dynasty.

A highly trained service dog, Sully will now go back into service to help other veterans and is going to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, former President George W. Bush wrote in an Instagram post.

Later in the evening, after the family and dignitaries had departed, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects, standing for two minutes before the casket.

Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been lauded as a man of decency and civility, has a complicated legacy when it comes to race.

People filed into the Capitol throughout the chilly, overcast day to pay respects to the 41st president, a son and father of privilege now celebrated by everyday citizens for his common courtesies and depth of experience.

"I'm just here to pay my respects", said Jane Hernandez, a retired physician.

Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, placed wreaths in the short ceremony before the rotunda was opened to the public.

Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant.

Eulogies will be offered by former President George W. Bush, former Sen.

Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense.

Bush's body was flown to Washington, D.C., on Monday.

Bush died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife, Barbara. "I don't think there are leaders like that today - the World War II generation, especially".

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in USA history.

In a recent essay, Clinton declared of Bush: "I just loved him".

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