Trump praise as Bush laid to rest in Texas

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HOUS­TON: The body of for­mer US Pres­i­dent Ge­orge H.W. Bush was brought to the burial site at his pres­i­den­tial li­brary in Texas af­ter a fu­neral at a church where he was re­mem­bered by fam­ily mem­bers who knew him best as “Gampy”.

Mr Bush’s cas­ket trav­elled by train from Hous­ton to Col­lege Sta­tion, Texas, and then car­ried to the gravesite be­hind his li­brary by a mil­i­tary hon­our guard, in a cer­e­mony over­seen by his son and for­mer pres­i­dent Ge­orge W. Bush, pic- tured. Mr Bush Sr, the 41st US pres­i­dent, died last week in Texas, aged 94.

His re­mains were flown to Texas fol­low­ing a state fu­neral at the Wash­ing­ton Na­tional Cathe­dral at­tended by Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, the four liv­ing for­mer pres­i­dents and for­eign lead­ers. “The me­mo­rial was a beau­ti­ful trib­ute to Pres­i­dent Bush’s ex­tra­or­di­nary life and a no­ble legacy to pub­lic ser­vice,” Mr Trump said at a Hanukkah re­cep­tion at the White House. “He was a won­der­ful man. “We will al­ways re­mem­ber this great states­man and beloved Amer­i­can pa­triot. He re­ally was very spe­cial.”

The fu­neral ser­vice in Hous­ton was held at St Martin’s Epis­co­pal Church.

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