The train carrying the coffin of the 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush was acclaimed throughout its journey.
The Former US President George Herbert Walker Bush received a last popular farewell in Texas on Thursday, December 6th, before being buried in intimacy alongside the beloved wife for more than 70 years, Barbara , and their daughter died at a young age.
Four days of ceremonies, state funerals and the biggest political, democratic and republican figures gathered: the United States went through a brief, rare, moment of unity for the funeral of the 41st President of the United States ( 1989-1993).
Far from the cameras, George Herbert Walker Bush was buried as a family late in the day under a gray sky near the presidential library that bears his name in College Station, Texas. “The 41st president of the United States of America, George Herbert Walker Bush, has arrived in his last home,” said his spokesman, Jim McGrath.
Died at the age of 94 in Texas, November 30, he was buried alongside Barbara, his wife and great love for 73 years, died in April, and Robin, their daughter died of leukemia when she was 3 years old.
“In our mourning, we can smile,” said his son George Herbert Walker Bush, between tears, “because we know he is hugging Robin and has his mother’s hand in his.”
Waving American flags, anonymous citizens had massed Thursday on the edges of the tracks to greet the train in the colors of the presidential plane Air Force One, and marked with his name, who transported his remains from Houston. A military patrol flew over the convoy, flanked by a guard of honor.
George Herbert Walker Bush, 43 US President, and his family accompanied his remains at every step of the many honors rendered in Washington and Texas, the last American president of the Cold War. In the morning, Thursday, her family and relatives gathered for an ultimate ceremony at the St. Martin Episcopal Church in Houston, which the Bush family has been dating for decades.
Born into a wealthy family in the northeastern United States, George Herbert Walker Bush chose this southern state to start his career in oil, after serving as a US Navy pilot during the Second World War. He had made it his adopted land.
Son of a senator, he was elected to the House of Representatives in the 1960s before leaving to represent the United States in China, then to be named head of the CIA and finally vice president of Ronald Reagan. Elected President of the United States in 1988, he had seen the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
He later led the international coalition during the first Gulf War and was severely beaten in 1992 by Democrat Bill Clinton, who barred him from a second term. “He had the courage of a warrior, but when it was time for caution, he always had the greatest courage of a peacemaker,” his former secretary of state James Baker told the church on Thursday. which he was very close to.
In the line of the very personal tributes that had been given to her the day before in the cathedral of Washington, the former head of the American diplomacy also greeted, the voice one time broken by the tears, “her limitless kindness”.