Former US President Bush’s casket arrives in Texas for burial

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Former US President George H.W. Bush’s casket has arrived for burial on the grounds of his presidential library.

The Navy honored Bush with a 21-plane flyover in a missing man formation before he is laid to rest alongside his wife and daughter.


The 41st president will be buried on Thursday at a private service on the grounds of his presidential library in College Station, Texas.

Bush will also be honored with a 21-cannon salute and the sounding of “Taps.”

The flyover was performed as an honor guard, close friends and relatives accompanied Bush’s casket to his family’s burial plot.

The flag draped over the casket will be presented to Bush’s daughter, Doro Bush Koch.

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Bush died last week at age 94. Nearly 1,200 people attended a funeral service for him earlier Thursday in Houston before his body was transported by a special funeral train to College Station, where the presidential library is located on the grounds of Texas A&M University.

Large crowds lined the roughly 115-kilometer train route to pay tribute to the former president.

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