George H.W. Bush's body returns to Texas for his burial

Brenda Watkins
December 6, 2018

Bush, who gave an emotional eulogy for his father, President George H.W. Bush, shook hands with the Trumps and then President Obama.

Amid the long lines of people waiting in the Capitol Rotunda to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush and the outpouring of admiration for his life, it's hard to imagine that anyone could have doubted that his memorial services wouldn't be well-attended.

Just three months ago, Bush was caught on camera passing a cough drop to Michelle in an exchange that went viral during the funeral of late Senator John McCain.

She saw that he was handing one to former first lady Laura Bush and asked for one as well.

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

"So we're together all the time, and I love him to death".

Special Air Mission 41 lands at Houston's Ellington Field; George H.W. Bush will lie in repose overnight at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before traveling by train to College Station, where he will be laid to rest near his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

"Dynasty is always a tough word", she said of the Bush family legacy, "but the family basically will have a position in the country of being a family that cares about public service".

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