The late George H. W. Bush honoured with high praise and loving humour.
Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral and a fourth, George W. Bush, was one of four to eulogize Bush senior.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney concludes his eulogy for George H.W. Bush: “There are wooden ships; there are sailing ships; there are ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships—and may they always be.” https://t.co/B3hZufXKHW #Remembering41 pic.twitter.com/bE5UrC5bsz
— ABC News (@ABC) December 5, 2018
The national funeral service capped three days of remembrance in Washington before Bush’s remains return to Texas for burial Thursday.
Current President Donald Trump ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.