RIP George H.W. Bush

While visiting the Capitol on Monday afternoon, we not only saw the beautiful artwork in the Rotunda, we also got to stand near the spot where George H.W. Bush was laid one last time to honor his service as the 41st president of the United States. President Bush served from 1989 to 1993 in the White House and prior to this was a Navy officer. One of his many accomplishments in the Oval Office included being a rather talented diplomat who presided over the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet Union. Many respected individuals came to the Capitol to pay their respects and mourn the loss of the former president. Individuals that were present included his son, President George W. Bush, seven of the nine Supreme Court Justices, and the current president of the United States, Donald Trump. Notably, the capitol tour guide mentioned that only 32 individuals have been extended this high honor to lay their casket in the Rotunda. Notably, Rosa Parks was one who was honored there for her outstanding work in the Civil Rights Movement.

 

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