George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America, was carried away by train en route to his final resting place as his 1989 inaugural address was being played for viewers on television. Viewers were treated to a heartwarming and peaceful moment with an overhead look at the train taking away the late president by train with the doors left open for the world to see the American president for the last time as he made his way to the presidential library at Texas A&M University.
Bush’s funeral services were held in Houston, where he claimed to be his new hometown. He was born in Milton, MA, but loved Houston so much he adopted it as his new place to live. His services, held at the St. Episcopal Church was filled with emotion and numerous important figures spoke eulogies telling of his life and their personal views involving Bush.
Eulogies from “former White House chief of staff James Baker, and Bush grandson George P. Bush, who spoke of his kindness, love of country, and humility.”
The most touching moment was from his son, George W. Bush, who could barely hold back tears as he spoke of his late father.
“He looked for the good in each person, and he usually found it,” the younger Bush said of his father” according to CBS News.
After the services ended, “the casket was carried back out of the church and “Onward, Christian Soldiers” played. The former president’s body will now be taken to its final resting place. Singer Reba McEntire, who had a friendship with the late president, performed “The Lord’s Prayer.”
“He was ready for Heaven, and Heaven was ready for him,” Bush family reverend says Bush family Reverend Russell Levenson recalled what it was like to be the Bush family pastor, recalling how Mr. Bush and Barbara Bush weren’t territorial about their favorite space in the pews. When a tired mother, or a handicapped parent needed it, they were happy to give it up.”
Bush’s next journey is to be reunited with Barbara and their daughter Robin, whom they lost at an early age to leukemia.
POWERFUL: President H.W. Bush’s 1989 inaugural address is played over footage of his funeral train taking the former president to his final resting place. https://t.co/Gg0FeAaGOZ pic.twitter.com/oyXjV3HO2V
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 6, 2018
“POWERFUL: President H.W. Bush’s 1989 inaugural address is played over footage of his funeral train taking the former president to his final resting place.”
His full inaugural address from 1989 is here.
Upon viewing the video from CBS News, the reactions poured in on social media in support of the late president.
— Bachelor Uncle (@BachelorUncle) December 6, 2018
“He loved 1 wife, 1 family, 1 nation, and 1 world. #RIP41 God Speed. #ThankYouForYourService”
An honorable man that our country can be proud of and our children can look up to him
— Cyndee Miller (@CyndeeMiller1) December 6, 2018
“An honorable man that our country can be proud of and our children can look up to him”
A Great Leader
— Princess HCN/GSM (@princesshcn) December 6, 2018
“A Great Leader”
For a fleeting moment we witnessed what was good in America and that there is hope for our future.
— TLynn S…. (@TBone51S) December 6, 2018
“For a fleeting moment we witnessed what was good in America and that there is hope for our future.”
How can anyone not be affected by that?
— SCMomster (@SCmomster) December 6, 2018
“How can anyone not be affected by that?”
No matter who the president is, they will always have those who dislike and those who support. At the end of the day, it’s all about working together to solve real American problems and giving the American people the best chance at the American dream.