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The Oak Ridge Boys keep promise to sing at Bush funeral

The Oak Ridge Boys keep promise to sing at Bush funeral”

Trump, like Bush a Republican, infuriated the late president by attacking his sons, George W. Bush and Jeb Bush, a rival in the 2016 Republican primary campaign.

Five U.S. presidents attended the state funeral of former president George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.

And he struggled with his emotions as he recounted Bush, a former fighter pilot, showing him a plaque mounted at the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, inscribed with the letters CAVU: "ceiling and visibility unlimited", a description of ideal flying conditions.

Bush also thanked his dad for showing him how to be president, as the pair are only the second father-son presidential duo in American history.

Bush, the 41st U.S. president, occupied the White House from 1989 to 1993, navigating the collapse of the Soviet Union and expelling former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces from oil-rich Kuwait.

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Also in attendance is former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, who sat on the same pew as the other former Commanders in Chief.

Bush's remains were accompanied by members of his family, and were taken by motorcade to St Martin's Episcopal Church.

"He was a man of great civility, a great patriot and a true friend of Canada", Scott Brison said on Twitter.

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

George W. Bush is scheduled to deliver the eulogy for his father.

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After three days of remembrance in the capital city, the Air Force plane with Bush's casket left for a final service in Houston and burial Thursday at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station. On top of refusing to pull a McCain by inviting President Trump to the funeral, the Bushes have only expressed kind words regarding the current president.

Former President George W. Bush speaks at the State Funeral for his father, former President George H.W. Bush, at the National Cathedral, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.

Most federal government offices will be closed on Wednesday as many federal workers will get the day off.

"It was at that point, President Bush said, 'Can I take this for a drive?'" Iden said.

It's the same church where services for Bush's wife, Barbara, were held in April.

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He served as the 41st president of America after he had previously served as Vice President alongside Ronald Regan. The late President Bush called Trump a "blowhard". Wednesday dignitaries, living presidents and more gathered at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. before the president's body was transported to Texas.



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