Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

Elder Bushes are gone but family Maine retreat to stay alive

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. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who died earlier this year, and their daughter, Robin, who succumbed to leukemia in childhood.

In addition to the former presidents, former vice presidents and their spouses were also present.

The country said a bid a formal goodbye to Bush on Wednesday in a national funeral service in Washington at the National Cathedral.

'This is the least I could do for President Bush, ' he said.

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. Bush's casket, along with relatives and close friends, for around 70 miles (113 kilometers).

During the exchange, Bush took a moment to slip into the aisle and sneak something that appeared to be a piece of candy in Michelle Obama's hand, mirroring the sweet moment the two had while attending the funeral services of John McCain in September. Abraham Lincoln's funeral train was the first, in 1865.

"We just rode on the railroads all the time, and I've never forgotten it", Bush said at the time, recalling how he took trains, and often slept on them, during trips as a child with his family. He served in Congress, as ambassador to the United Nations, chaired the Republican National Committee, was an envoy to China, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and vice president before being elected president in 1988.

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