Farewell! The United States today held a national burial for the former President George W. Bush.
2018-12-05 00:34:16 Source: China News Network (Beijing)
BEIJING, Dec. 5, local time On December 5, local time, the United States will hold a state funeral ceremony for the late former President George H. W. Bush (Old Bush) at the National Church in Washington. Members of the Bush family, US President Trump, former President Barack Obama and other US politicians as well as several international politicians will see off Bush. After the ceremony, the Bush’s coffin will be sent back to Houston to be buried in the family cemetery.
In order to mourn the old Bush, Trump has previously announced that the 5th is the national mourning day, the stock market is closed for one day, and the federal agencies across the United States will also be closed.
Bush died at his home in Houston on the evening of November 30th. On December 3, his coffin was transported by the President's plane to the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and then sent to Washington, DC.
On the afternoon of the 3rd, the US official held a brief and solemn ceremony for the old Bush’s coffin. Accompanied by solemn military and salute sounds, the spirits covered with the Stars and Stripes were carried by the military guards into the US Capitol Hill Rotunda and placed on the pavilion built in 1865 for President Lincoln's coffin.
At the ceremony, US Vice President Peng Si delivered a speech and reviewed the life of Bush. The leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties and Burns, on behalf of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the federal administration, respectively, offered wreaths to the Bush of the Bush. The US Supreme Court Justice and the Trump government cabinet members have repeatedly mourned.
On December 3, 2018, local time, former US President George W. Bush’s coffin arrived at the US Capitol. The son of the old Bush, former US President George W. Bush participated in the ceremony of the coffin.
Trump did not attend the coffin placement ceremony. In the evening, he and First Lady Melaniya went to the Parliament Hill to pay tribute to the silence, but did not speak.
Old Bush’s pet dog, Sally, also came to Washington and accompanied him to the last mission. When Bush was inconvenienced during his lifetime, he needed to take a wheelchair. He was accompanied by the Labrador dog "Sally" to assist in life.
At 7:30 pm on the 3rd, Bush’s coffin began to accept public praise. In the history of the United States, only the remains of 33 deceased were placed in the Capitol Hill Rotunda for people to pay respect. The last person to enjoy this honor is US Senator John McCain.
In the history of the United States, only 33 bodies of the deceased were placed in the rotunda of the Capitol for people to admire, including 11 presidents and unknown soldiers from World War I to Vietnam.
After the end of the day, the Bush’s coffin will be transported by the convoy to the National Cathedral on the morning of the 5th, where the state funeral ceremony will be held. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 am Eastern Time (0:00 am Beijing time), and members of the Bush family and friends will attend.
At the state funeral ceremony, the eldest son of George W. Bush, the 46th president of the United States, George Walker Bush (Jack Bush) will make a eulogy.
After the ceremony, the body of the old Bush will be sent back to his hometown of Houston, and a public ceremonial ceremony will be held before the private funeral on the 6th. After that, his body will be transported to the family cemetery of the Presidential Library and Museum of the Bush, and he will be buried with his wife, Barbara, who died six months ago, and her early death boy Robin.
Near midnight on December 3, local time, thousands of Americans went to the Capitol Hill Rotunda to pay tribute to the former President Bush. The 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush (Old Bush), arrived in Washington on the same day and arrived at the public from 19:30. China News Service
According to previous news, Trump, Obama, Clinton, Jimmy Carter will all participate in the state funeral ceremony. In addition to Carter's wife, the "First Lady" will also go.
In addition, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Jing and other international politicians will also go to Washington to participate in the state funeral ceremony for Bush.
In addition to George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney, former US Senator Alan Simpson, and US President historian Jon Micham will also make a eulogy.
Mulroney was Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993. He was the President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. The term of the two was coincident and he was an "old friend" in official business. Alan Simpson is a close friend of Bush, and Micham is the author of the biography of Bush.
At present, the US Congress is facing the dilemma of "closing the crisis." Trump has said that he is ready to pass the Bush’s state funeral ceremony and “communicate” to the representatives of the two parties in the Congress. He is looking forward to convincing the community to reach a budget consensus through the united atmosphere of the president’s death.
However, CNN quoted sources as saying that Trump would not speak at the ceremony.
After the death of Bush, the American political circles and the international community expressed their condolences.
US President Trump - George W. Bush "has strong judgment" and "has a calm leadership." "He has inspired generations of American leaders to serve the public."
The son of Bush, former President George W. Bush - the father is "a noble person."
Former President Obama - The United States has lost a patriot, a humble public servant.
Former President Clinton will always regard our friendship as one of the greatest gifts of my life.
Former President Jimmy Carter - The Bush administration is elegant, civilized, and has a social conscience.
UN Secretary-General Guterres-Old Bush is an outstanding US president and firmly supports the work of the United Nations. He is deeply saddened by his death and expresses deep condolences to Bush’s family, friends, the US government and people. .
I am deeply saddened by the death of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President George Herbert Walker Bush, who lost a "great patriot and politician." He is a "true friend" of the German people. He realized the importance of the unity of the two virtues and gave us trust and support.
Russian President Vladimir Putin - George W. Bush is "an outstanding figure who has served his country for life." He showed political wisdom and foresight in the most important historical stage of the United States. He was well aware of the importance of constructive dialogue between the two nuclear powers and made great contributions to strengthening Russia-US cooperation on international security issues.
Chinese Foreign Ministry - Former US President George Bush is an old friend of the Chinese people. For a long time, he has witnessed and promoted the historic development of Sino-US relations and made positive contributions to the friendship between the two peoples.