Trump praise as Bush laid to rest in Texas
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.