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Dignitaries, family, friends and the public have been able to pay their respects to former President George H. W. Bush. Wednesday, his body left the Capitol where he had lain in repose, being taken through the streets of Washington, D.C. to the National Cathedral for his funeral ceremony. 

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>>From our Washington Insider, Jamie Dupree: Washington pays a final tribute to former President George H.W. Bush

Former President George W. Bush eulogized his father, and three men: former prime minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson and presidential biographer, Jon Meacham spoke during the ceremony. 

The pews were filled with not only family and close friends, but also dignitaries from around the world.

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Among those attended were:

  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump
  • Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama
  • Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton 
  • Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel 
  • Prince Charles will represent Queen Elizabeth.

>>Photos: Family, friends, colleagues pay final respects to George H.W. Bush

The flag-draped casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda on December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.
Photo: Morry Gash - Pool/Getty Images

Funeral schedule

  • Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. ET - Bush's remains will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church until Thursday at 7 a.m. with a guard of honor in attendance.
  • Thursday, 11 a.m. ET - Funeral service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church. 
  • Thursday at 12:15 p.m. ET - Departure ceremony at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.
  • Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET - Bush's remains will depart St. Martin's Episcopal Church and be transported by motorcade to Union Pacific Railroad Westfield Auto Facility. From there, Bush's remains will be transported by funeral car train to College Station, Texas.
  • Thursday at 4:45 p.m. ET - Arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University.
  • Thursday at 5:15 p.m. ET - Arrival and interment at George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, College Station, Texas.  

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