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Jeb Bush's daughter Noelle does reading at George H.W. Bush's funeral

Jeb Bush's daughter Noelle does reading at George H.W. Bush's funeral

The Grammy victor on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president's favorite musical acts and who sang "Amazing Grace" during the service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. Afterward, he will be laid to rest at his presidential library in College Station, Texas.

Celebrities, including actor-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, were among the mourners at the church where the Bush family worships.

At Thursday's funeral, Baker said, "The world became a better place because George Bush occupied the White House for four years". "When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States". "A president who nurtures only his ego saw people from both parties turn out to honor a president who understood the line between partisanship and pragmatism". "He stood in the breach in Washington against unthinking partisanship", he said.

Noelle joined the 41st president's fellow granddaughters Barbara Bush, Marshall Bush, and Elizabeth Dwen Andrews to read the Psalm 23.

Still, there were reminders of lingering tensions.

It was an oddly lighthearted moment in the midst of a funeral proceeding, a microcosm of the unusual friendship between the 43rd president and the former first lady.

"President Bush and I, we are forever seatmates because of protocol, and that's how we sit at all the official functions", Obama said about her relationship with the former president.

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And on the eve of the state funeral, the couple met with George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush at the presidential guest residence Blair House. "He'd look for the good in each person, and he usually found it". Bush said of his father's style.

Bush Sr. was 94 when he died Friday night. "I'm much more optimistic because I don't come here often".

Roberts also said that Bush's family will continue to carry his devotion to service.

Since Bush's death, Trump has traded his usual provocative posture for one of respect and solemnity, tweeting before heading to the cathedral about "a day of celebration for a great man". He will be missed!

After Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sang the final hymn, "Last full measure of devotion", Bush's casket departed back down the marble aisle, returning eventually to his adopted hometown of Houston on the military aircraft known as Air Force One when a sitting president is aboard. During one of the eulogies, Bill Clinton wiped away tears and Michelle Obama leaned over to pat him on the arm.

Mulroney hailed the first Gulf War - a "Bush initiative, from beginning to end" - as "one of the most spectacular and successful global initiatives ever undertaken in modern history".

At Thursday's service, they said, "For decades we have sang for him, and this is, again, a real honor to be here".


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