The nation mourned with the Bush family on Wednesday as they buried their beloved father, former President George H.W. Bush. It was an amazing funeral service with numerous political leaders in attendance.
"On Wednesday, after thousands of teary-eyed visitors waited hours in the December cold to pay their respects to the late president in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, hundreds of dignitaries, heads of state and family members gathered at the Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral honoring his life and answering his humble question with a resounding affirmation," reported ABC News.
President Bush's son, George W., had the awesome privilege of reading the final eulogy for the service. He spoke so highly of his father, calling him a "genuinely optimistic man" and remembering his good qualities. He closed his speech with a truly touching moment, calling him the "best father a son or daughter could have." It was towards the end of his speech that he broke down in tears.
President George W. Bush says he spoke to his dad just before he died and told him that he had been a "wonderful dad" and that he loved him. During the eulogy at the service, George W. Bush said his dad's "last words on earth were `I love you, too.'
After the service, the casket carrying President George H.W. Bush departed Washington D.C. one final time. The casket has just arrived in Houston, Texas.
The Bush family also arrived back in Texas this afternoon. The plane they flew on was dubbed "Special Mission 41" since President George H.W> Bush was the 41st UY.S. President. His casket is to lie in repose through Wednesday evening.
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