George H.W. Bush Honored at US Capitol
A four-day commemoration of the former president, who died Friday at age 94, began yesterday with a 21-gun salute as his casket arrived at the U.S. Capitol rotunda, where family, friends and public figures lined up to offer condolences. “No one better harmonized the joy of life and the duty of life,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan of the 41st president. Bush will lie in state until Wednesday, when a memorial service will be held at Washington National Cathedral. He’ll then be flown back to Houston for a Thursday burial.