How AP photographed George HW Bush lying in state

How AP photographed George HW Bush lying in state

How AP photographed George HW Bush lying in state

Mr Bush is lying in state at the Capitol until the Washington National Cathedral service.

Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, shook hands inside the cathedral with his immediate two-term predecessor, Barack Obama, and wife Michelle, but the tension between the Trumps and Obama was palpable in the pews, epitomizing the nation's political divide.

There, a motorcade will take Bush to his presidential library at the university, where he will be laid to rest at a private ceremony next to his wife, Barbara, who died in April, and his daughter Robin, who died at age 3 in 1953.

Julie Mercado and her son waited for more than an hour to board a bus that would take them to the church.

"He was a part of my life when I was there, and I wanted to pay my respects as he's on his way to his final resting place", Gulley said.

"He would look at me and he'd say: 'Baker, if you're so smart, why am I president and you're not?'"

"And anybody who does that job deserves some respect".

Former Polish President Lech Walesa, the founder of the anti-Communist Solidarity movement, and the current Polish president, Andrzej Duda, are planning to attend the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The animal had been with him for just six months. "He seemed like a honest and decent man and you couldn't argue with his qualifications".

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Residents of small towns along the route gathered to wave at the train, a Union Pacific Corp locomotive numbered 4141 and bearing the name "George Bush 41" on the side, as it passed.

Bush, who also served as vice president to Ronald Reagan, did not endorse Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Once steadied, Dole saluted.

Mr Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense.

One of those who entered the Rotunda Tuesday was former Senator Bob Dole, a rival to Bush in the 1988 Republican presidential primary.

From Wednesday night through early Thursday morning, thousands of Houstonians lined up outside the Church to bid a personal farewell to the late president who called Houston "home" for the past five decades.

America's VetDogs, the organization that assigned Sully to former President Bush in June after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, tweeted a sweet photo of Sully sleeping Monday, after a long day comforting mourners.

The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies.

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