President George H. W. Bush has passed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeuce View Post
    RIP Mr. President. 94 is a heck of a run.
    I believe I heard that 94 makes him the longest living US President.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I believe I heard that 94 makes him the longest living US President.
    Just looked it up...that's correct. He is currently the longest living President, although Carter is only 110 days younger, and is still living.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I believe I heard that 94 makes him the longest living US President.
    I think I heard earlier this year that he was the oldest living past President in history.

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    President Bush's Funeral Services:

    Monday, December 3rd: 4:45pm ET - Arrival ceremony at the US Capitol

    Monday, December 3rd: 7:30pm ET - President Bush's body will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda where the public can pay their respects.

    Wednesday, December 3rd - National Day of Mourning for President G.H.W. Bush.

    Wednesday, December 5th: 8:45am ET - Conclusion of the public visitation in the Captol rotunda.

    Wednesday, December 5th: 11:00am ET - President Bush's memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

    Wendesday, December 5th: 7:45pm ET - President Bush's body will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

    Thursday, December 6th: 7:00am ET - Conclusion of the repose/visitation at St. Marin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

    Thursday, December 6th: 11:00am ET - Memorial service for President Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

    Thursday, December 6th: 4:45pm ET - Arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University

    Thursday, December 6th: 5:15pm ET - Memorial ceremony and the interment the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum, where President Bush will be laid to rest alongside former 1st Lady Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child.

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    I didn't realize that President Bush is only the 32nd person to have lain in state at the Capitol Rotunda. I had kind of just assumed that all deceased Presidents would have been lain in state.

    There have also been 4 individuals to have lain in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.
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    FYI, they are preparing to take the President's casket from the US Capitol to the National Cathedral right now. There is televised coverage on most of the major television networks.

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    The video of Senator Dole being wheeled up to the casket, being helped to his feet to salute was some powerful stuff.

    41 sure seemed like a remarkable man. We, as a Country, lost a great one.

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    Speakers at the funeral service in Washington DC:

    Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian and Author
    Brian Mulroney, Eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada
    Alan K. Simpson, former United States Senator, Wyoming
    George W. Bush, Forty-Third President of the United States
    A homily will also be delivered by Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr., the rector from St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, TX - G. H. W. Bush's home parish.

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    Side note...the Naval Ceremonial Guard uniforms are currently the coolest looking uniforms in the US military. No contest.


    Last edited by Colonels_Wear_Blue; Dec 5, 18 at 10:09 AM.

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    If you get a chance, check out Dana Carvey's interview with Conan this past week. I think it was Conan. He really describes the unique relationship he and Bush formed after the SNL skits. Amazing how George 41 took it as simple comedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    Speakers at the funeral service in Washington DC:

    Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian and Author
    Brian Mulroney, Eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada
    Alan K. Simpson, former United States Senator, Wyoming
    George W. Bush, Forty-Third President of the United States
    A homily will also be delivered by Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr., the rector from St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, TX - G. H. W. Bush's home parish.
    Surprised President Clinton was not involved. Seemed like he & the late President Bush became pretty close in the last several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Surprised President Clinton was not involved. Seemed like he & the late President Bush became pretty close in the last several years.
    Good point. They apparently got very close. I've heard multiple times in the last few days that Barbara Bush in her later years frequently would refer to Clinton as her 5th son.

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    I believe I just saw President George W. Bush pull a challenge coin out of his pocket as he walked down the aisle of the National Cathedral and hand it to Michelle Obama as shook hands with all of the other Presidents and First Ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    I believe I just saw President George W. Bush pull a challenge coin out of his pocket as he walked down the aisle of the National Cathedral and hand it to Michelle Obama as shook hands with all of the other Presidents and First Ladies.
    What's a challenge coin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    What's a challenge coin?
    It's a specially made coin that you give to someone as a sign of their accomplishment of something, or in thanks, or as a morale booster. They're primarily a military tradition, and they're usually given out discreetly in a handshake.

    A Brief History of Challenge Coins

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