Bob Dole, 95, salutes casket carrying George H.W. Bush

Frederick Owens
December 5, 2018

Friends, family and members of the public are gathering across the country this week to remember former President George H.W. Bush.

Bob Dole, the former Republican leader of the Senate, saluted President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday during a visit to the Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to his fellow World War II veteran. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and historian Jon Meacham, Bush family spokesmen said.

The Texas Republican, who served as the 41st USA president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday at age 94.

"There will be much more that I will want to say about President Bush's legacy in the days and weeks to come as we honor his memory".

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, praised Bush as a "great patriot".

Fred Curry, one of the few African-Americans in line, is a registered Democrat from Hyattsville, Maryland, who voted for Bush in 1988, the election won by the one-term president.

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The New York Stock Exchange observed a one-minute moment of silence for Bush at 9:20 a.m. on Monday and the NYSE Group Markets will close Wednesday.

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.

The political dynasty, led by son and former President George W. Bush, accompanied the patriarch's body on the flight aboard the presidential plane from Texas to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, and then on a trip down Pennsylvania Avenue to the steps of the Capitol. In addition on Fox Nation, subscribers will gain exclusive access to a vast library of content, including a special presentation of "President George H.W. Bush: The Man And His Mission". There will be a motorcade that transports Bush to Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral.

Eulogies will be offered by former President George W. Bush, former Sen.

Bush died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife, Barbara. The pair worked together to raise tens of millions of dollars for victims of a 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and of Hurricane Katrina, which swamped New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005.

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