George HW Bush Saluted as a 'Great Man'

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Ahead of Wednesday's state funeral - where Trump will reportedly sit in the front row, but not deliver a eulogy - the president tweeted he would visit the "wonderful Bush family" at the presidential guest residence Blair House across from the White House.

Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant.

Trump also did not attend the funeral in August of another Republican giant, former senator John McCain.

The service is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

Cannon roared again outside the Capitol as the sun sank and his eldest son, former President George W. Bush, stood with his hand over his heart, watching the casket's procession up the steps.

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"President Bush was a great friend and ally of the United Kingdom". The coffin will be flown from Texas to the Capitol on board Air Force One, and then back on Wednesday, and Sully will be there every step of the way. "We could all learn from the example he set, and we could use more like him right now, on both sides of the aisle", said Carper.

As official Washington paid its respects inside the Capitol, Americans queued up outside the Capitol Visitor Center for their chance. Bush will also be laid to rest next to Robin Bush, the family's 3-year-old daughter Pauline Robinson Bush, who died of leukemia 65 years ago.

The younger President Bush, his wife, Laura, and others from the family traveled on the flight from Houston.

Bush said Trump and Congress' devotion of time to his grandfather's legacy reflects the late president's commitment to bipartisanship. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days. Dole served as Senate Majority Leader during the Bush administration, and they worked together on many different issues.

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