On Thursday, that same 4,300-horsepower machine will carry Bush’s casket, along with relatives and close friends, for around 70 miles. The journey through five small Texas towns was expected to take about two and a half hours. It will deliver the casket from suburban Houston to College Station.
George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, has gone to his final resting place in Texas. Texans lined the tracks to say goodbye Thursday as he journeyed there on a special train.
The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews.
The life and public service of the nation’s 41st president were celebrated with praise and humor at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday as three former presidents looked on and a fourth — George W. Bush — prepared to eulogize his dad, the last president to fight in World War II.
Former President George H.W. Bush was remembered Wednesday at an invitation-only state funeral held at the National Cathedral. See photos.
WASHINGTON — Expect traffic delays and road closures when the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush ends at the National Cathedral in D.C. The motorcade escorting Bush’s body will travel from the National Cathedral…
See photos from the late President George H.W. Bush’s final journey to D.C., including events at the Capitol and Washington National Cathedral.
Former President George H.W. Bush will be remembered Wednesday at an invitation-only state funeral to be held at the National Cathedral at 11 a.m. While the Bush family is expected to arrive at the cathedral on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C. just before 11 a.m., road closures started Tuesday night. Police Wednesday morning are periodically closing roads to bring dignitaries to the event. More road closures will occur around 9:15 a.m. as Bush’s body is transported from the U.S. Capitol to the cathedral. On this national day of mourning, here’s everything you need to know about funeral and how it could affect your life.
Former Sen. Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday to salute former President George H.W. Bush as he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda. See video of the moment.
The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol rotunda for three days of mourning and praise.
Watch a livestream as members of the public honor former President George H.W.Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda.
The funeral procession for former President George H.W. Bush will close a number of roads across the Metropolitan area on Wednesday as the late president’s body is brought to the National Cathedral for services.
The guidelines for state funerals date back to the mid-1800s and have been shaped over time. Seating arrangements, for example, are detailed with precision, with the presidential party followed by chiefs of state, arranged alphabetically by the English spelling of their countries.
When people start swapping stories about former President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, a church leader who will be at the funeral will be remembering his sense of humor.
Ahead of the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush Wednesday morning, the Washington National Cathedral has been prepping for the big event since Sunday. Take a look behind the scenes.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.