Final farewells underway for George H.W. Bush

Final farewells underway for George H.W. Bush

Family and former staffers of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush held a brief ceremony on Monday morning at a Texas Air National Guard base outside Houston, before loading his casket onto Air Force One for a final trip to Washington. Nathan Frand
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