Remembering Bush: Nation honors 41st president

Former President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest Thursday afternoon

Remembering Bush: Nation honors 41st president
Former President George H.W. Bush arrived at his final resting place on Thursday

HOUSTON, TX (KLTV) - The nation remembers and honors the 41st president as he was laid to rest in College Station.

Former President George H.W. Bush was interred Thursday afternoon in his family plot at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum. Mobile users watch live here.

He will rest alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years, and his daughter Robin who died of leukemia at 3 years old.

Thursday morning the life and legacy of Bush was honored once more during a memorial service in Houston.

The 41st president died Friday. He was 94.

A funeral service was scheduled for 10 a.m. at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

WEBXTRA: Onlookers wait for Bush train

As the train passed through East Texas, thousands of people lined up Thursday afternoon for a glimpse of the train carrying former President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place.

Some waited hours to pay their last respects as the train passed through.

The train passed through Navasota on its way into College Station, and there were many onlookers waiting to pay their respects along the way.

Among the people waiting to pay their respects to Bush were veterans and tribe members from the Alabama Coushatta Tribe. The tribe posted a video of the train passing by on its Facebook page. The post also stated that Bush was an honorary tribe member.

Tribal veterans and members paying respect to Honorary Tribal Member President George H.W. Bush

Posted by Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas on Thursday, December 6, 2018
RAW: Train carrying former President George H.W. Bush passes through Deep East Texas

The funeral service followed a memorial service which took place in Wednesday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Four living former presidents - Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush - attended the service. Current President Donald Trump was also in attendance.

Bush 41 Services

Bush delivered a moving eulogy for his father, sharing that the last words his father ever spoke were “I love you, too.”

World envoys, including the king and queen of Jordan and Prince Charles, also were in attendance.

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