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The nation honors President George H.W. Bush

Updated 5:18 PM EST, Thu December 6, 2018
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What we covered here

  • George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at 94, was remembered at a funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, this morning.
  • The final journey: His casket traveled by train to his final resting place in College Station, Texas.
  • The burial: The former president will be laid to rest on the grounds of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in a private ceremony, alongside his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child.
  • Days of mourning: Earlier this week, mourners lined up at the US Capitol to pay their respects, and Wednesday — the day of his state funeral in Washington — was declared a national day of mourning.

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Remembering George H.W. Bush

We’re wrapping up our live coverage, but if you’re looking for more on former President George H.W. Bush’s memorial services, you can…

  • Read George W. Bush’s eulogy at his father’s funeral
  • Look through photos of the state funeral
  • Read about the journey to his final resting place
  • Watch Bush’s dog Sully bid farewell for the last time
  • Look at George H.W. Bush’s life in photos
  • Read why his Capitol Hill ceremony offered a bipartisan moment

Bush will be buried next to his wife and their daughter

George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush
George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush will be laid to rest on the grounds of the Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, this evening.

The site is a poignant one: It’s also where Bush’s wife Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child, are buried.

The funeral train arrives for Bush's burial

The funeral train carrying George H.W. Bush’s casket – a special locomotive dubbed the “Bush 4141” – just arrived at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The Bush family just got off the train, and we’re new waiting for the arrival ceremony to start.

About 700 to 800 people expected to be in attendance. Guests include students, volunteers and singing cadets, and staff from the Bush Foundation Staff and the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where he will be interred in a private burial ceremony.

Watch the arrival here:

United Airlines remembers the 41st president at Gate 41

United Airlines posted a photo of a memorial to honor the late former President George H.W. Bush.

The memorial to the 41st president is located in Gate 41 at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas.

The airline wrote on Instagram:

“Today and tomorrow, in remembrance, we have closed Gate C41 at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. We salute the life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. For all he did for Houston, his home and that of our United family at the airport that bears his name, we will forever be grateful. #Bush41” 

Take a look at the image:

George W. Bush posted this picture of his father's last ride 

George W. Bush posted an Instagram photo Thursday afternoon, looking out a train window at the crowds gathered to say a final goodbye to his father, George H.W. Bush.

The 41st president’s casket is currently on a train bound for the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where he’ll be buried.

Here’s the image:

George H.W. Bush’s spokesperson, Jim McGrath, also tweeted images from aboard the train, including pictures of the casket and massive crowds outside.