Presidential funeral train will be first in nearly 50 years

Presidential funeral train will be first in nearly 50 years

Bush's body was flown by Air Force One to Houston's Ellington Air Field on Wednesday evening following the service.

The lead aircraft has been painted with Bush's name under the pilot's seat and his late wife Barbara's name under the backseater's canopy.

The Houston funeral for George H.W. Bush will feature music from some of the former president's favorite country music stars.

Earlier on Monday, King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia offered their condolences to the American President Donald Trump on Monday following the death of President George H.W. Bush.

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"He taught us public service was noble and necessary", his son and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, told the invited guests at Washington National Cathedral.

Trump, the day before, spent 20 minutes visiting Bush family members, who were staying at Blair House, across the street from the White House.

Bush then continued down the row, shaking hands with former president Bill Clinton, former First Lady Hillary Clinton, former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.

A former Kuwaiti military officer waited five hours in line outside a Houston church just so he could thank and honor George H.W. Bush. According to Bush spokesman Jim McGrath, the funeral train has been part of the official planning of his funeral for years.

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