President Donald Trump and first woman Melania Trump took a trip to the United States Capitol on Monday evening to pay their respects to the late previous President George H.W. Bush.
The president and the first girl traveled via motorcade to the Capitol, getting to 8:22 p.m. after the previous president was recognized in a ceremony with speeches from Congressional leaders and Vice President Mike Pence.
Once in the Capitol Rotunda, the president saluted the coffin and stood side by side in quiet homage to the former president.
A White House main verified that the president provided previous President George W. Bush and his family using the Blair Home, across the street of the White Home, throughout the funeral service in Washington, DC.
Previously at night, Vice President Pence provided the Bush household inmost compassions.
” We thank you for sharing this special man with our country and the world,” he stated.
Pence specifically noted that H.W. Bush helped President Ronald Reagan as his Vice President.
” He set the standard as a sound therapist and devoted consultant to an outsider who concerned Washington, D.C. to shake things up, to cut taxes, restore the military,” Pence said. “And together, they did simply that.”
Former President George W. Bush, his other half previous very first lady Barbara Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his better half Columba, Neil Bush and other members of the Bush household listen as Vice President Mike Pence discusses previous President George H.W. Bush throughout a funeral in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Picture via AP)
Pence remembered meeting Vice President Bush when he was simply 29-years-old.
” Then, as constantly, I was struck by his approachability,” he said. “There was a compassion about the guy that appeared to everyone who ever met him. All his years in civil service were characterized by compassion, modesty, and patriotism.”
Pence also remembered that his son likewise got a letter from the senior Bush, after landing as a Marine pilot on the carrier bearing the previous president’s name.
” President George Herbert Walker Bush loved his household and he served his country,” Pence stated. “His example will always motivate and his lifetime of service will be enshrined in the hearts of the American individuals forever.”