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Houstonians pay final respects to President George H.W. Bush

Houstonians pay final respects to President George H.W. Bush

President Donald Trump had no speaking role during the Episcopalian service, a break from recent tradition and in accordance with George H.W. Bush's wishes. It's the largest-ever missing man formation attempted by the Navy.

Former President George H.W. Bush and granddaughter Barbara Bush arrive aboard Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base Md., May 11, 2008. "His service to our Navy and nation merits a tribute of this magnitude".

He bowed in front of Bush's casket inside the church on Wednesday night.

The country said a bid a formal goodbye to Bush on Wednesday in a national funeral service in Washington at the 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.

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After the lack of a simple hello, President Carter nervously checked his watch and turned his head away from the others to chat with his wife, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. He appeared to switch something into his right hand before he shook Mrs. Obama's hand and then hand something to her.

George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton eventually became close friends and traveled together internationally. Trump had called the trade deal unfair to the US and moved to replace it.

Just three months ago, Bush was caught on camera passing a cough drop to Michelle in an exchange that went viral during the funeral of late Senator John McCain. Abraham Lincoln's funeral train was the first, in 1865.

Bush was born into privilege and politics (his father a USA senator and grandfather a top industrialist).