No one said a word as former President George H.W. Bush was wheeled into the funeral of his wife of more than seven decades, Barbara Bush, over the weekend.
Silence filled St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston as the Bushes’ son, former President George W. Bush, pushed his grieving father’s wheelchair toward the front pew of the church, where other former presidents and first ladies awaited them.
Former Presidents George W. Bush and father George H. W. Bush arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for Barbara Bush's funeral, passing the Obamas, Clintons, and first lady Melania Trump. https://t.co/wOzv2imuyq pic.twitter.com/kCZLSRxb3A
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VIDEO: The Bush family arrives for the funeral service of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Former President George H.W. Bush is wearing a pair of socks with books on them to honor Mrs. Bush's dedication to literacy. (@abc13houston)pic.twitter.com/pb4RVB7lHx
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The senior Bush honored his wife by wearing his signature colorful socks – this time, adorned with books in a multitude of colors, symbolizing Barbara Bush’s lifelong commitment to universal literacy.
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Following his mother’s passing, former President George W. Bush described her as a “fabulous first lady and a woman unlike any other who brought levity, love, and literacy to millions.”
At her funeral, Barbara Bush was remembered as the “first lady of the greatest generation” by friend and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
“She was candid and comforting,” Meacham said.
About 1,500 attendees were present for the funeral, including first lady Melania Trump, former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and former first ladies Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama, as well as members of the Bush family.
Rest in peace, Barbara Bush.
(H/T: Q Political)