Remembering President George H. W. Bush

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(NBC News) – America paused to say goodbye Wednesday to President George H.W. Bush.

Past presidents, foreign leaders, family and friends were among the thousands who gathered to remember the nation’s 41st president at the Washington National Cathedral.

The most touching tribute was offered by his own son, former President George W. Bush, who shared lessons passed from one Commander in Chief to another.

“He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with courage and leads with love in his heart for the citizens of his country,” he said of his father.

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Watch the memorial service honoring former President George H. W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Watch: “The best father a son or daughter could have”: George W. Bush chokes up as he ends eulogy

Read the prayer service leaflet here. 

Read and watch the latest news about the legacy of former President George H. W. Bush here. 

State Funeral of President George H.W. Bush
President Donald Trump with First Lady Melania Trump, President Barack Obama with former First Lady Michelle Obama, and President Bill Clinton with former First Lady Hillary Clinton.
Sons of 41st President George H.W. Bush, Neil, Jeb and George W. Bush with their wives.

State Funeral of President George H.W. Bush
Former 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives inside the U.S. Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C.

Former President George H. W. Bush memorial service


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