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George W. Bush passes candy to Michelle Obama at his father’s funeral

George W. Bush passes candy to Michelle Obama at his father’s funeral

Bush died last week in Houston at age 94. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who died earlier this year, and their daughter, Robin, who succumbed to leukemia in childhood. "In addition to being our president, he was also one of our brothers, flying combat missions off aircraft carriers during World War II", said Rear Adm. Roy Kelley, commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic.

"He taught us public service was noble and necessary", his son and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, told the invited guests at Washington National Cathedral.

Former US president George W. Bush shared a light moment with former First Lady Michelle Obama at the funeral for his father George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, appearing to slip her a piece of candy before the service began.

'This is the least I could do for President Bush, ' he said.




George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton eventually became close friends and traveled together internationally.

Bush originally passed a cough drop to Michelle Obama when they were seated next to each other at the September funeral for Sen. Abraham Lincoln's funeral train was the first, in 1865.

Behbehhani said he wanted to thank Bush for liberating Kuwait and essentially freeing him.

Mourners gathered at the airport to pay their respects to Bush as a black hearse waited for the flag-draped casket on the tarmac.


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