Thousands brave cold to honor former President Bush

Posted at 5:11 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 20:11:17-05

Thousands braved the cold in Washington, D.C. Tuesday as they waited in line to pay their last respects to President George H.W. Bush.

Many waited for more than an hour to view the late president’s flag-draped casket in the Capitol rotunda.

Among those visiting Tuesday were former Senator Bob Dole who was helped from his wheelchair so he could stand for one final salute to his longtime friend.

On Wednesday, leaders from around the world will join President Trump and the four living former presidents to pay their respects during a state funeral. The funeral will be broadcast live on KSBY News starting at 6 a.m.

The final goodbye to President Bush will come at a private family funeral Thursday in his adopted hometown of Houston.