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41st president eulogized at National Cathedral

December 7, 2018
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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush rests on a podium during a state funeral at the National Cathedral on Wednesday in Washington.

WASHINGTON — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime.

At Washington National Cathedral, former President George W. Bush eulogized his dad as “the brightest of a thousand points of light.”

After three days of remembrance, the Air Force plane with Bush’s casket left for a final service in Houston and burial at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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