Public viewing for Bush at Capitol Rotunda ends

Former 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush arrives inside the U.S. Capitol rotunda in Washington, D.C., Photo Date: 12/3/2018 / Photo: MSNBC / (MGN)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The public viewing for late former President George H.W. Bush at the Capitol Rotunda has drawn to a close.

A funeral service at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens as they honor Bush, who died in Houston last week at age 94.

The Republican president oversaw the post-Cold War transition and led a successful Gulf War, only to lose re-election in a generational shift to Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992. His funeral will bring together world envoys, the four remaining ex-presidents and President Donald Trump.

Bush's remains will be returned to Houston to lie in repose before burial Thursday at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station

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