Funeral service for President George H. W. Bush underway in Houston

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Today’s funeral for former President George H.W. Bush is being held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

Houston has been the Bushes home for years since he left the presidency, and they have worshipped at the church for decades.

The church was also the funeral site for his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, earlier this year.

Former President George H.W. Bush will be remembered at a service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston this morning.

There will be at least two eulogies at today’s funeral, delivered by…

  • Bush’s grandson, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush
  • Bush’s close friend, former Secretary of State James Baker

Yesterday, at a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral, four people gave eulogies for the former President:

  • Presidential historian Jon Meacham
  • Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney
  • Former Sen. Alan K. Simpson
  • Former President George W. Bush

After former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral in Houston, Texas today, he’ll take a train that that was specifically built to honor his life to his final resting place.

A Union Pacific train led by a locomotive dubbed the “Bush 4141” will carry Bush’s casket to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

This isn’t an ordinary train: The Bush 4141 is a rare locomotive that was commissioned to honor the former president in 2005.

It’s one of only a handful of Union Pacific trains to bear a color scheme other than the company’s traditional gray and yellow: It’s painted to resemble Air Force One with a white body, a presidential seal and long vertical bars of blue.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at Fort Wayne's NBC. She also serves as the weekend producer on NBC.

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