Former President George H.W. Bush was remembered Wednesday at an invitation-only state funeral held at the National Cathedral. See photos.
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.
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.
Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.
The official schedule of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94, was released Saturday evening.
Trump offered condolences from Buenos Aires, where he is attending a Group of 20 summit. He postponed a news conference scheduled for Saturday afternoon “out of respect for the Bush family” and proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5 a national day of mourning for former president.
“We hope that this festival will remind everyone that we are on one journey of humanity together,” said festival co-founder Wendy Chan.
Volunteers handed out more than 2,000 candles to attendees. Once lit, those candles illuminated the front steps of the National Cathedral in Northwest D.C. during a moment of silence for the victims of gun violence.
Washington’s National Cathedral will remain closed to visitors and worshippers through Saturday as crews continue to check damage from Friday’s high winds.
The stained-glass windows depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be removed from the Washington National Cathedral, saying they’re “inconsistent with our current mission to serve as a house of prayer for all people.”
With the 2011 earthquake in the rear view mirror, the National Cathedral’s stone masons are still at work, restoring carvings of unknown prophets that perched above Washington.
Dozens of motorcycle riders parked their motorcycles in front of Northwest D.C.’s National Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Bikes.
Flowers, flowers and more flowers, of course, will be featured at the 78th Annual Flower Mart (which will be held rain or shine). But as any attendee from years past can tell you, flowers are not the only attraction.
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.