LIVE: President George H.W. Bush State Funeral at Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C.

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Thousands of mourners attended the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., which included a eulogy by his son, former President George W. Bush. Watch the full service here.

Presidential funerals are planned far in advance, and presidential families receive help from the military to coordinate the events.


Since Monday about 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT George H.W. Bush’s body has been lying in state at the U.S. Capitol; the honor will continue until Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. with a guard of honor in attendance.

Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. CET – Departure ceremony at U.S. Capitol.

Wednesday 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 am. CT – Arrival and funeral at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. CT – Departure ceremony at Washington National Cathedral.

Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. ET / 12:15 p.m. CT – Departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews. Bush’s remains will depart Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, to be flown to Ellington Field.

Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. CT – Arrival ceremony at Ellington Field.

Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. ET / 5:45 p.m. CT – Arrival ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas.

Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. ET / 6:45 p.m. CT – Bush’s remains will lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church until Thursday at 7 a.m. with a guard of honor in attendance.

Federal offices, the stock market, and the US Postal service are closed today.


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The body George H.W. Bush arrived Monday in Washington, D.C., where was mourned and honored in the Capitol rotunda for three days. A funeral at Washington National Cathedral is scheduled today. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at