Reba McEntire sings ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ at George H.W. Bush’s funeral

Nation set to say goodbye to Bush

His son, ex-President George W Bush, is to deliver one of the eulogies.

Thursday's flavor was distinctly Texas.

Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney praised Bush as a strong world leader who helped oversee the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union and set the stage for the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, achieved under his successor, Clinton. "We'll sing for our President". The late president's eulogists - son included - noted Bush's tendency to tangle his words and show his goofy side.

Bush, the 41st USA president, occupied the White House from 1989 to 1993, navigating the collapse of the Soviet Union and expelling former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's forces from oil-rich Kuwait.

She said Bush believed "service was all important and conveyed that to his children".

He told them they were his favorite country group.

Duane Allen of the Oak Ridge Boys says Bush had personally requested that the group sing "Amazing Grace" at his funeral.

As with funeral train rides for political leaders in the past, people are expected to line up along the tracks to pay their final respects.

Bush has been remembered for his public and military service, volunteerism and personal character.

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"He left a simple, yet profound legacy to his children, to his grandchildren and to his country: service", George P. Bush said.

"He was ready for heaven and heaven was ready for him", Levenson said of Bush's declining in health in recent years. Meanwhile, Michelle Obama wrote some unflattering things about 45 in her new book, including how she'll never forgive him for his role in the "birther" controversy about her husband.

Bush gave the former first lady a mint this year at the funeral of Senator John McCain, a moment Obama later described warmly. A State Funeral was also held for the politician at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

It's been an emotional time for friends and family of George H.W. Bush.

"I think it's just a vehicle for them, Shannon, to be able to contrast what they think Trump is versus the way they're telling us Bush was", Limbaugh said.

"His incredible service to our nation and the world are already etched in the marble of time", Baker said of his former boss and longtime friend.

He will be interred at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Texas, next to his wife, who died in April, and their daughter Robin who died of leukemia at age three. Apart from courteous nods and some handshakes, there was little interaction between Trump and the others.

Although the Gulf War technically ended in February of 1991, the US war on Iraq would continue for decades, first in the form of devastating sanctions and then in the 2003 invasion launched by George W. Bush. "And in our grief, let us know dad is hugging Robin and holding mom's hand again".

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