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Bush's casket leaves cathedral after emotional funeralSubmitted: 12/05/2018
Bush's casket leaves cathedral after emotional funeral
Story By Associated Press

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WASHINGTON - The hearse carrying former President George H.W. Bush's casket has left Washington National Cathedral following his state funeral.

Former President George W. Bush says he told his father just before he died last week in Houston at age 94 that he had been a "wonderful dad" and that he loved him. Delivering a eulogy at the elder Bush's funeral Wednesday, George W. Bush said the last words his father "would ever say on earth were, 'I love you, too.'"

George W. Bush extolled his father for his service as president and as a role model as a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bush choked up at the end of his eulogy. He patted his father's flag-draped coffin twice as he went back to his seat.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter sat in a front-row pew. President Donald Trump shook hands with the Obamas when he entered.

Bush's burial will be in Texas.

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