George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

Danny Woods
December 6, 2018

Throughout the service, the former presidents looked at times mournful, while managing to find moments of levity as well.

The Houston funeral for George H.W. Bush will feature music from some of the former president's favorite country music stars.

As the 72-year-old Bush arrived at the National Cathedral for the state funeral for his father - the 41st USA president - he shook hands with President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

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

"He taught us public service was noble and necessary", his son and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, told the invited guests at Washington National Cathedral.

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Those wishing to pay their respects to the president are lining up at another church a couple miles away, waiting to be shuttled to Bush's home church.

While Bush's casket was escorted from the aircraft to the hearse, several other family members trailed behind.

Bush then continued down the row, shaking hands with former president Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.

Bush died last week in Houston at age 94. Bush's casket, along with relatives and close friends, for around 70 miles (113 kilometers). John McCain's funeral earlier this year. 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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