George W. Bush gives Michelle Obama candy at father's funeral

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Thousands of mourners lined the tracks for the 200-plus-mile journey. "He's a amusing man", she said.

"It's important for the country to take this time and reflect on the commonalities that we have rather than the differences", Bush said. James Baker, a close friend who served as Bush's secretary of state and chief of staff, delivered the first eulogy followed by grandson George P. Bush. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, four other living former USA presidents, together with dignitaries from across the country and foreign leaders, attended the state funeral.

"The elegance & precision of the last two days have been remarkable!"

The pup traveled to Washington with the funeral retinue. The elder Bush never warmed to Trump and voted for Trump's 2016 challenger, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

They waited in line nonetheless.

"He was a part of my life when I was there, and I wanted to pay my respects as he's on his way to his final resting place", Gulley said.

"And anybody who does that job deserves some respect". "He seemed like a honest and decent man and you couldn't argue with his qualifications". Barbara Bush died on 17 April at their Houston home.

George W Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.

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The 43rd United States president had also given Michelle Obama a mint during the memorial service in September for Arizona Senator John McCain. An assistant helped keep Dole steady on his feet, according to video from C-SPAN. And as he was steadied, Dole raised his left arm and saluted.

President Donald Trump says he'll meet with the Bush family at his guesthouse.

Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson and biographer Jon Meacham are others who are confirmed to speak during the events commemorating the United States' 41st president, although the official line-up does not out the names of speakers.

Bush died last week in Houston at age 94.

A second funeral was held Thursday morning at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

Bush, the 41st USA president, died last week in Texas at age 94.

5 a National Day of Mourning in honor of the 41st president, with federal government agencies closing on that day.

George HW Bush was remembered just feet away from what he called "Democracy's front porch", the west-facing steps of the Capitol where he was sworn in as president.

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