Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday evening at the age of 94.
On Monday, the body of the 41st President of the United States was flown from Texas to Washington D.C. then taken to the Capitol Rotunda where it will stay until Wednesday, allowing the public to pay their final respects.
However, before the public was given the chance to look upon the casked of the 41s President, Washington dignitaries gathered together to remember George H.W. Bush.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan both gave speeches recounting fond personal memories of the elder Bush. Current Vice President Mike Pence also spoke speaking of the kindness, bravery and the commitment and dedication to our country H.W. possessed. However, it was one personal story that perhaps encapsulates the kind of person the late president truly was: a kind, caring and giving person.
Watch Vice President Mike Pence’s story about President George H.W. Bush:
VP Mike Pence tells a story about reaching out to President Bush after his naval aviator son made his 1st tailhook landing on the USS George H.W. Bush.
"Though we have not met, I share the pride your father has for you during this momentous occasion,” Bush wrote in a letter. pic.twitter.com/Ijf7ucUSLq
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