George H.W. Bush's children paid a heartwrenching tribute to their late father
Former President George H.W. Bush passed away late on Friday night at his home in Houston. At the time of his death, he was 94-years-old.
On Monday, his body was brought to the US Capitol Rotunda where he will lie in state through Wednesday. Upon his passing, his children paid their respects to him with tributes.
At a send-off ceremony at the beginning of this week, former President George H.W. Bush’s body was surrounded by his family. His sons 43rd President George W. Bush, 72, Jeb Bush, 65, Neil Bush, 63, and Marvin Bush, 62, were present.
Also in attendance was his daughter Dorothy Bush Koch, 59. His children came through with their spouses to the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
George H.W. Bush's Children and Grandchildren Mourn Their Late Patriarch at U.S. Capitol Ceremony https://t.co/1D3dkikf9h— People (@people) December 4, 2018
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. The Bush family lost their matriarch Barbara, 92, in April after being married to the 41st president for 73 years.
His grandchildren also attended the event. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Vice President Mike Pence were all present at the ceremony.
George W. took to Instagram to honor his father by writing:
“Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died. George H. W. Bush was a man of the highest character and the best dad a son or daughter could ask for. The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for the 41’s life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens.”
Jeb took to Twitter where he wrote: “I already miss the greatest human being that I will ever know. Love you Dad!” On Monday evening, after the family and dignitaries had left, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects.
The former president’s body will stay on the Lincoln Catafalque in the Capitol Rotunda through 7 a.m. ET Wednesday, to allow public mourners to pay their final respects.
The 43rd president will have a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday at 11 a.m. ET. The current president declared that the day would be dedicated to George H.W.’s memory and that flags would be lowered to half-staff in his honor for 30 days.
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On Thursday, there will be a memorial at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. The former president will be buried at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, after a private ceremony later in the afternoon.