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America bids farewell to George HW Bush - BBC News

   BBC News
   Published: 3 months ago


The Bush family has left the US Capitol.

A military guard carried the former president's casket down the Capitol steps and placed it inside the hearse.

They are making their way to the National Cathedral, an approximately 20-minute journey.

The route is lined by mourners paying their respects.

A memorial service for ex-President George HW Bush is held at Washington National Cathedral at 11:00 (1600 GMT)

The nation's 41st president, who died on Friday aged 94, has lain in state since Monday in the rotunda of the US Capitol
Bush's son, George W Bush, will give a eulogy. The three other living ex-US presidents will attend, and President Trump

Britain's Prince Charles, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jordan's King Abdullah II are among foreign dignitaries

His remains will be buried on Thursday at his presidential library in Texas next to wife, Barbara Bush, who died in April

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