December 5, 2018, 11:06
Thousands are expected to honor the lives and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
President Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of sorrow, as the nation remembers its 41
st president. Mr Bush has been in the state since Monday in the Capitol.
Together with the current president and the first lady, Obama’s, Carters and foreign dignitaries will attend.
The ceremony begins at 11am and may
the Bush family enter the cathedral
The Bush family was solemnly in the midst of the cathedral towards the front just after 11.00
Trump and the first lady Melania Trump arrive
With barely 10 minutes to spend and almost everyone else sat, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump came to the cathedral.
Mr. Trump exchanged heartily, but not hot, handshakes with former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, when he took his seat. The first lady is sitting between them.
Clintons Arriving at the Cathedral
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, together with their daughter, Chelsea, were depicted in the cathedral about 10:30. Together with Obama’s cards, together with other dignitaries.
Obama arrives at the National Cathedral
Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are in the National Cathedral. Obama’s interacted card with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence.
Prince Charles was discovered in the National Cathedral
England’s Prince Charles was discovered in the National Cathedral on Wednesday mornings and spoke with General Gen. Colin Powell.
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the Cathedral
Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation process was a fight this fall is present in the National Cathedral.
Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner of the National Cathedral
President Trumps daughter and senior aide Ivanka Trump and Trumps grandson and senior aide Jared Kushner were discovered in the National Cathedral.
The current president and the first dam are expected to leave the White House shortly
Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush leave Blair House
Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush Blair House left for National Cathe Dral shortly before 10.00
Peyton Manning, Phil Michelson arrives
Former NFL star Peyton Manning and golf pro Phil Michelson arrived at the cathedral on Wednesday mornings.
Manning also visited Bush’s chest on Tuesday.
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Thousands visited Bush’s chest in the Capitol
From Monday afternoon to Wednesday morning thousands of people filed through Capitol Rotunda to pay their respect to the former president.
One of the most keen moments came Tuesday when Bush’s former political rival and World War II veteran Bob Dole stood from his wheelchair to pay his respect.
Drew Angerer / Getty Images
The former Bush-political rivalry and World War II veteran Bob Dole stood to pay his respect to the former president on Tuesday, which became one of the most moving moments when he saw his coffin.
National Cathedral begins to fill
Long before the funeral began, guests began arriving at the National Cathedral to remember the former president.
According to the president of the Bush family, the cathedral has more than 3,000 people and they expect to be filled in capacity.
Trump tweets his respect for Bush 41
Mr.. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he is looking forward to celebrating the former president’s life with the Bush family.
Mr. Trump and first lady Melania Trump made a short visit to Blair House to visit Bush’s Tuesday and the first lady and former first lady Laura Bush, the White House tour Christmas Decorations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Blair House
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Bush family at Blair’s house on Wednesday morning. She is expected to attend the funeral.