D.C. power players past and present attended Bush Sr.'s funeral at the Washington National Cathedral.
"To us, his was the brightest of 1,000 points of light," said former President George W. Bush during the funeral service for his father, former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, to a crowd that included every current and former living president and vice president of the United States.
"He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country," said the eldest Bush son. "Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you-a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter can have. And, in our grief, let us smile knowing that Dad is hugging Robin and holding Mom's hand again."
Also at the funeral were members of Congressional leadership, including Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi, as well as foreign dignitaries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, who was a friend of H.W.
While President Trump did not speak at the funeral-traditionally, the sitting president usually makes remarks at presidential funerals-he did appear to sit quietly for the duration of the service. According to the New York Times, this is the first time Trump has joined former presidents at any event since his inauguration.
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