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Watch: Mourners pay their respects to President George H.W. Bush

Posted at 10:13 AM, Dec 04, 2018

WASHINGTON – Thousands are awaiting their opportunity to pay their last respects to President George H.W. Bush who died at the age of 94 last Friday. Bush’s casket is lying in state in the Capital Rotunda.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited late Monday. The Trumps stood in front of Bush’s casket with their eyes closed for a few moments Monday evening before Trump gave a salute.

In making his plans for his death, former President Bush indicated he did not want a formal funeral procession through downtown Washington.  His casket will lie in state until services Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.  Burial is scheduled for Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.