SEE: Procession for Former President George H.W. Bush Departs for U.S. Capitol
Cox Media Group National Content Desk
December 05 2018 7:48 AM
Dignitaries, family, friends and the public have been able to pay their respects to former President George H. W. Bush. Wednesday, his body left the Capitol where he had lain in repose, being taken through the streets of Washington, D.C. to the National Cathedral for his funeral ceremony.
Former President George W. Bush eulogized his father, and three men: former prime minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson and presidential biographer, Jon Meacham spoke during the ceremony.
The pews were filled with not only family and close friends, but also dignitaries from around the world.
The flag-draped casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.
Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. ET - Bush's remains will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church until Thursday at 7 a.m. with a guard of honor in attendance.
Thursday, 11 a.m. ET - Funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET - Departure ceremony at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET - Bush's remains will depart St. Martin's Episcopal Church and be transported by motorcade to Union Pacific Railroad Westfield Auto Facility. From there, Bush's remains will be transported by funeral car train to College Station, Texas.
Thursday at 4:45 p.m. ET - Arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University.
Thursday at 5:15 p.m. ET - Arrival and interment at George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, College Station, Texas.