Nation Bids Goodbye to Bush with High Praise, Cannons, Humor

The national funeral service at the cathedral was a tribute to a president, a patriarch and a faded political era that prized military service and public responsibility.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral as a fourth — George W. Bush — eulogized his dad as "the brightest of a thousand points of light."… Read at AP News

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