George H.W. Bush remembered by family, friends at Texas funeral

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WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 03: A U.S. military honor guard stands watch as former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, […]

UPDATE:  Former President George H.W. Bush was remembered by family and friends as a humble leader with the “courage of a warrior” at a second funeral at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Thursday.

James Baker, a close friend who served as Bush’s secretary of state and chief of staff, delivered the first eulogy, sprinkling his tribute with humorous personal stories and praise for the former president as a man of strong faith and quiet humility.

“Yes, he had the courage of a warrior. But when the time came for prudence, he always maintained the greater courage of a peacemaker,” Baker said, referring Bush’s role in maintaining diplomacy after the Berlin Wall fell during his administration.

ORIGINAL: Watch live coverage of events commemorating the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Friday at the age of 94.


Schedule of Events (All time Eastern)

11:00a               Funeral Service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church 
12:15p               Departure Ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
1:30p                 Departure Ceremony from Westfield Auto Facility 
                          Funeral Train 
4:45p                 Arrival Ceremony at Texas A&M University
5:15p                 Arrival and Interment at the Presidential Library 

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