Bush Family Does Not Want Repeat of McCain Funeral

05 December, 2018, 04:11 | Author: Israel Montgomery
  • Sports legends from all over the country gathered at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to pay tribute to George H.W. Bush

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. It was to remain open overnight.

The 41st President's spokesman Jim McGrath also commented via Twitter, saying the moment was: "A last, powerful gesture of respect from one member of the Greatest Generation".

"This will be about the celebration of the noble public service that George H.W. Bush gave".

The CIA, too, honored Bush, the only spy chief to become president, as three agency directors past and present joined the public in the viewing. His memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington. President Bush will be laid to rest Thursday at his presidential library on the Texas A&M University campus, where his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin are also buried.

With Wednesday designated as a National Day of Mourning for the late former President George H.W. Bush, most federal offices will be closed, the stock markets will be shuttered and the mail will be suspended for the day.

"Resolute through war, President Bush was magnanimous in peace", Mr. Trump said.

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After accompanying Bush's casket to the U.S. Capitol, the dog was led by America's VetDogs manager Valerie Cramer to pay his respects while wearing an American flag vest emblazoned with his name.

"I think he was one of the kindest, most generous men", said Marge Frazier, who visited the downtown statue on Sunday while showing friends from California around.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a brief visit to the rotunda Monday night, where they paid their respects to Bush, the 41st president. Many banks and other businesses also will shut down, and government buildings are flying flags at half-staff until December 30.

Trump, who has not always uttered kind words about the Bush family, offered nothing but praise in the hours after the former president's death was announced.

"Our nation has lost a cherished servant leader who has truly been the man for all seasons". He insists Bush's passing marks the end of an era.

Such was the case when President Barack Obama and his family would walk two blocks to the church near the White House to attend services.

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