President George H.W. Bush’s body traveled via train to his last resting place in College Station, Texas, on Thursday, almost a week after the 41st American president died at 94.
His chest was loaded on a dial number 4141, which had a special equipped car with clear side panels so that people could pay their respects to the former master as the train rolled off, the Associated Press reported.
Thousands of people turned out to do just that – carry flags and signs or placed coins along the tracks that will flatten the memory of the train.
The train traveled from Houston, where a second memorial was held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, to George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Memorial, where he was interred in the family plot with his wife Barbara Bush and daughter Robin Bush, who died at 3 years of leukemia.
It was the first train memory process of almost 50 years. The latest was for President Dwight D. Eisenhower 49 years ago. The first, AP reported, was for President Abraham Lincoln.
The former commander died on Friday. His chest was in the state of the US Capitol Rotunda on Monday, and a service ̵
1; presence of every living president – was held in the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.