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In photos: America says goodbye to its 41st President, George H.W. Bush

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter at the White House. (White House/Released)
December 06, 2018
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The late former President George H.W. Bush will be at his final resting place in Texas on Thursday, after a second funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.

Former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. (White House/Released)

He died last week at 94 years old.

People stand with a “We Love You President Bush” sign. (White House/Released)

Bush Sr., known as “41,” will be buried the George Bush H.W. Presidential Library Center at Texas A&M University.

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George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. (White House/Released)

He will be buried alongside his wife Barbara who died in April this year, and their daughter Robin, who died in 1953 at just 3 years old.

Former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. (White House/Released)

The former President passed away in his Houston home late Friday.

President George H. W. Bush. (AJ Guel/WikiCommons)

He battled vascular parkinsonism and was repeatedly hospitalized for pneumonia and other respiratory conditions over the past few years.

U.S. service members transfer the remains of former President George H.W. Bush at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force-National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during Bush’s state funeral. (U.S. Navy photo by Pfc. Elijah Foster/Released)

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Bush Sr.’s casket was transported via Air Force One to Washington, D.C. on Monday where it remained in the Capitol Rotunda for the public to pay their respects until Wednesday morning.

Joint services military honor guards stand next to the flag-draped casket of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush on the Lincoln catafalque during a memorial service at the Capitol Rotunda on Dec. 3, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday a National Day of Mourning to honor the late President.

The U.S. flag flies at half-staff outside the U.S. Capitol Monday evening, Dec. 3, 2018, as former President George H. W. Bush lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead/Released)

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited former President George W. Bush and his wife, former First Lady Laura Bush, on Tuesday at the Blair House in Washington, D.C.

President Donald J. Trump steps from his limousine to greet former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, outside the Blair House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

Many members of the Bush Family were in Washington, D.C., for George H.W. Bush’s funeral, and the President and First Lady also met with them.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for a photo with former First Lady Laura Bush and family members during a Christmas tour Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in the State Dining Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

The state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush took place at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.

Former President George W. Bush delivers the eulogy at the funeral service for his father, former President George H.W. Bush Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

The ceremony was attended by all living former Presidents.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, watch as the casket of former President George H. W. Bush arrives to the funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

It was also attended by international world leaders.

The casket of former President George H. W. Bush arrives to the funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

Bush’s son, former President George W. Bush, delivered the Presidential eulogy commemorating his father.

Former President George W. Bush delivers the eulogy at the funeral service for his father, former President George H.W. Bush Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

At one point toward the end of his 12-minute eulogy, Bush briefly choked up while remembering his father, “the best father a son or daughter could ask for.”

Former President George W. Bush collects his emotions during his eulogy at the funeral service for his father, former President George H.W. Bush Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

“Dad taught us that public service is noble and necessary, that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values like faith and family,” Bush had said. “He strongly believed that it was important to give back to the community and country in which one lived. He recognized that serving others enriched the giver’s soul. To us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light.”

President Trump and the First Lady attended the ceremonies, and they had also visited Bush Sr. at the Capitol Rotunda on Monday.

President Donald J. Trump, joined by First Lady Melania Trump, salutes at the casket of former President George H. W. Bush, as the First Couple pay their respects Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craiughead/Released)

Former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter also attended with their First Ladies, as well as the children of late Presidents.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump join former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter at the funeral service for former President George H. W. Bush Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

Trump sat with Obama, Clinton and Carter, along with their respective First Ladies, in the first pew of the church for the ceremony.

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, joined by former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter, watch as the casket of former President George H. W. Bush departs the funeral service Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

The late President leaves behind five children: former President George W. Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, businessmen Neil Bush and Marvin Bush, and author Dorothy Bush Koch.

The funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks/Released)

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