As of late Wednesday evening, approximately 5,000 people passed through the security checkpoint for the public repose in the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush, according to Jim McGrath, post-White House spokesman for the Bush family.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - There was no mistaking the odd man out. The Washington funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush served as a rare reunion of the remaining members of the presidents club, but the front-row banter among Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their spouses came to an end when President Donald Trump and wife Melania arrived.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth - George W. Bush - eulogized his dad as "the brightest of a thousand points of light."
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HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 8 p.m. The body of former President George H.W. Bush is set to lie in repose all night at the Houston church where his family worshipped. People lined up Wednesday night at St. Martin's Episcopal Church to pay their respects to the nation's 41st president, who died last week. It's the same church where services for Bush's wife, Barbara, were held in April.