George H.W. Bush's State Funeral Begins in National Cathedral

George H.W. Bush

State Funeral Underway …

Current, Former Presidents Gather to Pay Respects

12/5/2018 7:45 AM PST


George H.W. Bush‘s state funeral is about to begin at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. … where his son — 43rd President George W. Bush — will be joined by the current and former Commanders in Chief.

Presidential funerals are always extraordinary for the rare gathering of ex-Presidents. Trump, Obama, Clinton and Carter will all be there as George W. delivers the eulogy for his father. 

Trump’s attendance was not initially a lock, but he reportedly decided to attend after discussions with the Bush family, and getting assurances he wouldn’t be bad-mouthed.

Three of Bush’s granddaughters will read Bible passages at the funeral — Lauren Bush Lauren, Ashley Walker Bush and Jenna Bush Hager. The service is scheduled to begin at 8 AM PT, and we’ll be live streaming.

The former President’s body has been lying in State at the Capitol since Monday … and a steady stream of dignitaries, politicians and celebrities have shown up to pay respects. 

Our 41st President died last Friday in Houston. He was 94.

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