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Nation Remembers Pres. George H. W. Bush, No. 41
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former President George H.W. Bush is being honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington, D.C. before his burial Thursday in Texas.

Services for the 41st president of the United States have included a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral, a private service at his longtime church in Houston and public viewings in both cities. He will be buried next to his wife Barbara and their daughter Robin who died in 1953.

Bush will lie in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol until 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. His casket will be transported by motorcade Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held at 11. Following the service at the National Cathedral, Bush will be flown to Houston on Wednesday. His body will be transported by motorcade to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where he and his wife regularly worshipped. A public viewing of Bush's casket will be held at the church until Thursday. On Thursday, a private funeral service with about 1,200 invited guests will be held at the church. A ceremony will be held at the train station as Bush's casket is loaded onto a Union Pacific train. The train will travel roughly 70 miles to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush and the companies that run the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market both said their markets would be closed Wednesday.

The late president presided over the peaceful dissolution of the Soviet Union, the unification of Germany, and a decisive victory in the first Persian Gulf war.
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