George H.W. Bush celebrated with praise and humor at cathedral farewell

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Stephen Colbert teased President Donald Trump's behavior at George H.W. Bush's funeral during a segment on The Late Show Wednesday.

"George H.W. Bush was America's last great soldier-statesman", Jon Meacham, a presidential biographer, said in a eulogy.

Mr. Bush has been lying in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his family worshipped.

After Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sang the final hymn, "Last full measure of devotion", Bush's casket departed back down the marble aisle, returning eventually to his adopted hometown of Houston on the military aircraft known as Air Force One when a sitting president is aboard.

Scott Moore, Union Pacific's Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, says he expects people will use Bush' funeral train route to pay tribute and reflect on the life of the former president.

Alan Simpson, former Republican senator from Wyoming, regaled the congregation with stories from his years as Bush's friend in Washington.

Bush predicted that history will remember his father as a great president, who "showed me what it means to be a president who leads with integrity".




On Wednesday, the former president received a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital, with all five living presidents in attendance.

He served as a congressman, envoy to China and ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and vice president to Ronald Reagan before winning the White House. His wife Hillary - Trump's former rival - looked straight ahead, despite nodding in acknowledgment to a greeting from Melania.

The caretaker who answered the phone at the time told Bush his father had been silent most of the day, though he noted George H.W. Bush would likely be able to hear him if he spoke up. "I don't think anybody behaved badly", he said, recalling the bitter 2016 campaign between the two.

Wilson, author of "Everything Trump Touches Dies", noted that Bush's late wife, Barbara Bush, had requested that Trump stay away from her memorial.

In his first public meeting with Trump since the inauguration, Obama and Trump both cordially reached out to shake hands as Trump was seated.

A patrician figure, Bush was voted out of office in part for failing to connect with ordinary Americans during an economic recession.

After handing his coat over, Trump sat down and shook hand with Barack and Michelle Obama before snubbing the Clintons.

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