George H.W. Bush’s casket arrives at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, his place of worship for 50 years, where POTUS 41 will lie in repose overnight ahead of Thursday’s funeral service
- President George H.W. Bush made final journey home as Air Force One landed in Texas Wednesday evening
- Dozens of mourners gathered at Houston’s Ellington Field to pay their respects to the 41st US president
- A motorcade then made the 45-minute drive to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where Bush will lie in repose
- Bush’s body was flown from Washington, DC, where a state funeral service was held on Wednesday morning
- George W. Bush, gave a moving eulogy and broke into sobs as he called him ‘the best father a son can have’
- President Trump attended the service as did Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and their wives
- They all sat together in the front row, displaying a unified front for the first time since the 2016 election
- Also in attendance was Prince Charles and former politicians including Henry Kissinger and James Baker
- All of those who spoke eulogized George H.W. as a legendary gentleman, loving family man and statesman
- They took comfort in the thought that he is now reunited in heaven with his wife Barbara and daughter Robin
- George H. W. will be buried Thursday at Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University following a service
George H.W. Bush’s casket arrived Wednesday evening at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Texas where he will lie in repose overnight.
As a military band played, pallbearers carried the flag-draped casket of the former president into Houston’s St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, where the Bush family regularly worshiped.
Wednesday night’s music included the opening notes of Hail to the Chief.
Among those greeting the motorcade were the city’s top two leaders, Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner and Republican County Judge Ed Emmett.
On Wednesday evening, Bush’s body was flown by Air Force One to Houston’s Ellington Air Field following a state funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
The same military aircraft, nicknamed Special Air Mission 41 in honor of the 41st president, had taken his body to Washington on Monday to lie in state at the Capitol.
Mourners gathered at the airport to pay their respects to Bush as a black hearse waited for the flag-draped casket on the tarmac.
While Bush’s casket was escorted from the aircraft to the hearse, former President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, and several other family members trailed behind.
A motorcade then drove 45 minutes to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where about 1,200 mourners are expected to attend the service at the church on Thursday morning.
President Donald Trump attended with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, and former president Barack Obama at the funeral of America’s 41st president. They were joined by former president Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary and former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn