Last salute for George H.W. Bush at state funeral in Washington D.C.
The Grammy victor on Thursday followed the Oak Ridge Boys, who were one of the president's favorite musical acts and who sang "Amazing Grace" during the service at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. As a motorcade subsequently carried Bush's remains to the family church, St. Martin's Episcopal, along a closed interstate, hundreds of people in stopped cars on the other side of the road, took pictures and shot cell phone video.
Representing Britain was Prince Charles and former British Prime Minister John Major, who was in office during Bush's presidency. "When the history books are written, they will say that George H.W. Bush was a great president of the United States".
Calling Bush a "charter member of the Greatest Generation", Baker said Bush was the "nation's best one-term president".
"Let me tell you - when George Herbert Walker Bush was President of the United States, every single head of government in the world knew that they were dealing with a gentleman - a genuine leader - one who was distinguished, resolute and fearless", said former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Mrs Obama and husband Barack both smiled to each other as Bush moved on to greet the Clintons and Carters further down the row.
Presidential historian Jon Meacham was the first speaker and said that on the primary campaign trail in New Hampshire once, Bush grabbed the hand of a department store mannequin while asking for votes.
Barr left is seen here in November 1991 after being sworn in as Bush's attorney general
The Twitter post came as dignitaries began to arrive at Washington's National Cathedral for former president Mr Bush's funeral on Wednesday afternoon. Bush was a Navy pilot who was shot down during World War II.
The funeral was the first time that Hillary Clinton and Trump have been together since his inauguration previous year following their bitter presidential campaign. Lemon said, referring to footage of Trump and the Obamas shaking hands. It is also bringing together world envoys, the four remaining ex-presidents, and President Trump.
"That's why he's president and I'm not", Lemon said of Obama's willingness to shake Trump's hand.
"I'm just here to pay my respects", said Jane Hernandez, a retired physician in the heavily Democratic city and suburbs.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath told the Associated Press that the funeral train has been part of the plan for years.