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Former Secretary of State James Baker on Thursday remembered George H.W. Bush as a man of "great faith" and "great integrity" during a funeral in Texas. He praised Bush as a "truly lovely human being" who had the "courage of a warrior but the greater courage of a peacemaker". Then-Vice President Bush was a big fan of the group, and through the years they became friends.

Former president George W. Bush was seated with the rest of the Bush family, across the aisle. The lead aircraft has been painted with Bush's name under the pilot's seat and his late wife Barbara's name under the backseater's canopy.

Tens of thousands of Americans quietly filed in to the Capitol to pay their respects to a man who steered the nation through turbulent times including the end of the Cold War - and in a style dramatically different from the bombast and combativeness championed by the current commander-in-chief. We look at the way USA media facilitated the war on Iraq with journalist John "Rick" MacArthur, president and publisher of Harper's Magazine and the author of the book "Second Front: Censorship and Propaganda in the 1991 Gulf War".

It was Bush, who sat with other family member at his father's funeral, who appeared to break the solemnity, offering gregarious handshakes to Trump and all of the former presidents and their spouses. Retired Union Pacific General Director Mike Iden said that while touring the locomotive after its unveiling in 2005, Bush paused in the conductor's cab.

There were rousing renditions of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Onward Christian Soldiers", but also many of Bush's country favorites.

Country music's Oak Ridge Boy sang "Amazing Grace" and Reba McEntire offered "The Lord's Prayer".

His body lay in repose throughout the night before the funeral began on Thursday.

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A hearse will carry Bush's casket from St. Martin's to a Union Pacific facility north of Houston near the global airport named for him.

"He was ready for heaven and heaven was ready for him", Levenson said of Bush's declining in health in recent years.

Bush says he told his father just before he died that he had been a "wonderful dad" and that he loved him.

Cuomo and Lemon reflected on the funeral and how Trump shook hands with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, prompting Lemon to criticize Trump in saying, "You don't have to show respect for that kind of person".

It's been an emotional time for friends and family of George H.W. Bush.

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

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