Trump calls Bush a ‘beloved American patriot’

HOUSTON (AP) — The Newest on occasions honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all instances native):

4:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump says the memorial service in Washington this week for former President George H.W. Bush was a “lovely tribute” to a unprecedented life.

Trump on Thursday famous Bush’s passing in the beginning of a Hanukkah reception on the White Home. He and first woman Melania Trump attended Bush’s state funeral service on Wednesday sitting subsequent to the opposite dwelling former presidents.

Trump known as Bush a “great man” and a “beloved American patriot.” He made the remarks as a particular funeral prepare carrying Bush’s casket approached its ultimate cease close to Bush’s presidential library in Texas.

Bush will probably be buried on the library grounds.

4:30 p.m.

The Navy has honored former President George H.W. Bush with a 21-plane flyover in a lacking man formation earlier than he is laid to relaxation alongside his spouse and daughter.

The 41st president will probably be buried Thursday at a non-public service on the grounds of his presidential library in School Station, Texas.

The flyover was carried out as an honor guard, shut mates and kin accompanied Bush’s casket to his household’s burial plot.

The flag draped over the casket will probably be introduced to Bush’s daughter, Doro Bush Koch.

4:15 p.m.

Former President George H.W. Bush’s casket has arrived for burial in his household’s plot on the grounds of his presidential library in Texas.

Bush will probably be buried throughout a non-public service Thursday, ending practically per week of companies honoring the lifetime of the 41st president. He will probably be laid to relaxation alongside his spouse, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died at age Three of leukemia in 1953.

Bush died final week at age 94. Almost 1,200 individuals attended a funeral service for him earlier Thursday in Houston earlier than his physique was transported by a particular funeral prepare to School Station, the place the presidential library is situated on the grounds of Texas A&M College.

Massive crowds lined the roughly 70-mile (115-kilometer) prepare path to pay tribute to Bush.

4:05 p.m.

Greater than 1,000 pupil cadets have lined the route of the motorcade carrying former President George H.W. Bush to his ultimate resting place.

An honor guard Thursday carried Bush’s casket down the steps of a particular funeral prepare that arrived in School Station after a roughly 70-mile (115-kilometer) journey from suburban Houston.

Former President George W. Bush and different members of the family stood on the Texas A&M College campus as a band performed the college’s “Aggie Struggle Hymn” combat music.

The casket was loaded right into a hearse certain for his close by presidential library, the place Bush will probably be buried following a non-public graveside ceremony.

3:45 p.m.

A particular funeral prepare carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush has rolled to a ultimate cease close to his burial website in Texas.

The blue-and-gray locomotive painted to resemble Air Pressure One arrived Thursday in School Station after a roughly 70-mile (115-kilometer) journey from suburban Houston. 1000’s of individuals lined the prepare path to pay their respects to the 41st president.

The 12-car prepare additionally carried Bush’s shut family and friends, together with former President George W. Bush.

They are going to now head to the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M College for a non-public burial service. Bush will probably be laid to relaxation alongside his spouse, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died at age Three of leukemia in 1953.

It was the eighth funeral prepare in U.S. historical past and the primary since Dwight D. Eisenhower’s demise practically a half-century in the past.

2:30 p.m.

Individuals who turned out to pay tribute to former President George H.W. Bush as a particular funeral prepare carries his physique to the town the place he’ll be buried are leaving cash on the tracks to be flattened into keepsakes.

Fifty-five-year-old Doug Allen of Cypress left eight cash on the tracks earlier than the prepare handed via the small city of Pinehurst. The prepare left his three quarters, three dimes and two pennies flattened and barely discolored.

He says he solely considered the thought a couple of moments earlier than the prepare handed and his spouse and her pal discovered the cash of their luggage. He says, “It is one thing we’ll all the time hold.”

Officers have been warning the excited crowds to remain off the tracks because the prepare approaches. At one level, a Texas Division of Public Security helicopter flew overhead and advised individuals to get off the tracks.

Bush will probably be buried later Thursday throughout a non-public service on the grounds of his presidential library in School Station.

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2:05 p.m.

A 54-year-old Texan who served within the U.S. Air Pressure throughout “Operation Desert Storm” is among the many many individuals who turned out to observe the particular funeral prepare carry former President George H.W. Bush to his ultimate resting place.

Kevin Gulley, who lives in Cypress, traveled to close by Pinehurst on Thursday to see the prepare carrying the casket of his former commander-in-chief. It’s taking Bush’s physique for burial within the household plot at his presidential library in School Station.

Gulley wore a blue jacket with “U.S. Air Pressure” embroidered in gold lettering on the again and had a button studying “Wanting Nice for ’88” on his lapel. He stated he wished to pay his respects to Bush.

Gulley stood ready subsequent to his son’s former soccer coach, 56-year-old Invoice Powers. The 2 bumped into one another right here ready for the prepare.

Powers says, “It is what he wished as a result of he wished all people to be collectively.”

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1:45 p.m.

Crowds have lined the route of the particular funeral prepare that’s taking former President George H.W. Bush to the town the place he’ll be laid to relaxation.

Individuals waved American flags and cheered because the quantity “4141” prepare handed by on its roughly 70-mile (115-kilometer) journey from the Houston suburb of Spring to School Station.

The casket of the 41st president is seen via massive home windows on the facet of the prepare automotive.

Amongst these paying tribute to Bush was 38-year-old Andy Gordon, of Magnolia, who took his two younger daughters to see the prepare because it handed via close by Pinehurst.

He says, “Hopefully, my youngsters will keep in mind the importance and the that means of at present.”

Bush will probably be buried later Thursday throughout a non-public service within the household’s plot on the grounds of his presidential library.

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12:50 p.m.

A particular funeral prepare carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush has begun its journey to School Station, the place he will probably be buried throughout a non-public service within the household plot on the grounds of his presidential library.

The quantity “4141” prepare that left the Houston suburb of Spring throughout a light-weight rain Thursday afternoon was painted to resemble Air Pressure One. It’ll take 41st president’s casket, household and shut mates about 70 miles (115 kilometers) via 5 small cities on a journey that is anticipated to take about two-and-a-half hours.

About 1,200 individuals attended a funeral service for the 41st president earlier Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, which is the place the household worships.

Bush will probably be laid to relaxation alongside his spouse, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age Three in 1953.

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12:40 p.m.

The hearse carrying the physique of former President George H.W. Bush has arrived at a Union Pacific facility north of Houston, the place his casket will probably be positioned on a particular prepare that can take him to the town the place he’ll be laid to relaxation.

Individuals lined the route from St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston to the prepare facility in Spring to pay tribute to the 41st president, who died final week at age 94.

Bush was remembered throughout a funeral service Thursday morning as a deeply non secular household man.

The prepare will take his casket, household and closest mates about 70 miles (115 kilometers) to School Station, the place Bush will probably be buried later Thursday throughout a non-public service at his presidential library.

Bush will probably be laid to relaxation alongside his spouse, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age Three in 1953.

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12:25 p.m.

A procession carrying the physique of former President H.W. Bush is slowly making its manner via Houston following a funeral at his household’s church.

Because the motorcade made its manner via Houston early Thursday afternoon, cops on horseback saluted, development employees paused and truckers honked because the hearse drove by.

The motorcade is headed to a Union Pacific facility north of Houston, the place a particular funeral prepare will take Bush’s casket, household and shut mates to School Station for a non-public burial service at his presidential library.

The journey via 5 small Texas cities was anticipated to take about two-and-a-half hours.

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12:15 p.m.

A Secret Service element is accompanying the hearse that is carrying former President George H.W. Bush to his burial website.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the Bush household, says a Secret Service automotive is following the hearse because it travels from Houston to the town of Spring, the place the casket will probably be positioned on a particular funeral prepare that is headed to Bush’s presidential library at Texas A&M College in School Station.

McGrath says Bush’s Secret Service element will stay with him till 6 a.m. Friday.

The prepare is anticipated to reach in School Station by mid-afternoon, and a non-public burial ceremony will comply with.

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11:45 a.m.

The household of George H.W. Bush is headed to a Union Pacific facility to hitch a particular prepare that can carry the previous president’s casket to his ultimate resting place.

Bush’s kin, together with son George W. Bush and his household, left St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston following a funeral that was attended by about 1,200 mourners.

The household is headed to a facility in Spring, Texas, the place a particular funeral prepare will depart with a ultimate vacation spot of School Station.

It is going to be the eighth presidential funeral prepare in U.S. historical past and the primary since Dwight D. Eisenhower’s physique traveled from the Nationwide Cathedral in Washington via seven states to his Kansas hometown of Abilene 49 years in the past. Abraham Lincoln’s funeral prepare was the primary, in 1865.

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11:35 a.m.

Nation music star Reba McEntire has sung “The Lord’s Prayer” on the Houston funeral service of former President George H.W. Bush.

The Grammy winner on Thursday adopted the Oak Ridge Boys, who had been one of many president’s favourite musical acts and who sang “Superb Grace” throughout the service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

The church the place the Bush household worships was full of celebrities for the ultimate public farewell to the 41st president.

Bush will probably be buried throughout a non-public service later Thursday at his household plot on the Bush presidential library grounds at Texas A&M College in School Station.

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11:10 a.m.

George H.W. Bush is being remembered at his longtime church as a person of religion who taught Sunday College, served espresso and watched his youngsters carry out in a Christmas pageant.

The Rev. Russell Levenson, Jr. advised mourners Thursday that Bush had a “resolute religion” and as soon as requested what heaven could be like. He advised these gathered at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church that he imagined Bush was greeted in heaven by his spouse, Barbara Bush, “together with her arms on her hips, saying ‘What took you so lengthy?'”

Levenson stated it was OK to cry as a result of George H.W. Bush was by no means afraid to shed tears himself.

Bush’s longtime pastor ended the homily with the identical prayer used on the president’s 1989 inauguration.

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10:45 a.m.

The one member of the Bush dynasty nonetheless in public workplace says he and former President George H.W. Bush’s 16 different grandchildren grew up in awe of the person they knew as “gampy.”

George P. Bush advised mourners Thursday that the previous president would problem his grandkids to video games like “the primary to sleep award.” The road drew laughs at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, the place the Bush household worshipped.

The 42-year-old George P. Bush holds the workplace of Texas land commissioner. He joined former Secretary of State James Baker in eulogizing the 41st president, who died final week at age 94.

George P. Bush is the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. He was simply re-elected in November to a second four-year time period in Texas.

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10:40 a.m.

Former Secretary of State James Baker remembered his longtime pal George H.W. Bush as having “had the braveness of a warrior however the better braveness of a peacemaker” throughout an emotional eulogy at Bush’s funeral in Houston.

Baker started the eulogy Thursday with an apology. Utilizing the nickname “Jefe,” which is Spanish for “boss,” Baker stated he was going to brag about Bush, although the previous president hated boasting.

He known as Bush the “finest one-term president” within the nation’s historical past. He additionally praised Bush’s grace after the autumn of the Berlin Wall, saying that Bush understood that humility towards a fallen adversary “is the perfect path.”

Bush will probably be buried throughout a non-public ceremony later Thursday at his presidential library in School Station.

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10:25 a.m.

An honor guard has escorted the flag-draped casket of George H.W. Bush to the altar of the church the place his funeral is being held in Texas.

After the casket reached the altar , attendees stood and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” throughout the Thursday morning funeral for Bush in Houston.

The funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church can be anticipated to incorporate music from nation music’s Reba McEntire and the Oak Ridge Boys.

Following the service, Bush’s casket will probably be escorted by prepare to his presidential library in School Station for burial.

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10:15 a.m.

The Houston funeral for George H.W. Bush has opened with an anthem sung at his inauguration.

The St. Martin’s Parish Choir carried out “That is My Nation” at Thursday’s funeral, which is the final public remembrance for the 41st president earlier than his burial later Thursday throughout a non-public service at his presidential library in School Station.

The funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church additionally included the hymn “O Stunning for Spacious Skies.”

Bush’s longtime pal and secretary of state, James Baker, is ready to offer a eulogy, together with Bush’s grandson, George P. Bush.

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10 a.m.

Funeral companies have begun at a Houston church for George H.W. Bush, the final public remembrance for the previous president who will probably be laid to relaxation Thursday.

About 1,200 mourners had been anticipated at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for the service, which is able to embody eulogies from Bush’s secretary of state, James Baker, and his grandson, George P. Bush.

The funeral follows three days of occasions in Washington honoring the 41st president.

After the Houston funeral, a particular prepare painted to resemble Air Pressure One will carry Bush’s casket, household and shut mates about 70 miles (115 kilometers) to School Station, the place he will probably be buried in a non-public service alongside his late spouse, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

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