Houston, Dec 7: Former US president George Herbert Walker Bush was on Thursday laid to rest in Texas.
Seventy years ago, Bush had arrived in Texas as a young New Englander looking to make a new life and ended up rising to the pinnacle of American political power, Washington Post reported.
After a formal funeral in Washington on Wednesday and a folksier one in Houston on Thursday, the 41st president’s body was taken by train to his presidential library in College Station, where he was buried on a cool and rainy afternoon.
Paying homage to the departed leader, the people in large numbers, stood along the 70-mile route as the train chugged through the towns of Spring, Pinehurst, Magnolia and Navasota as the flag-draped casket was borne in a glass-sided train car pulled by Union Pacific locomotive 4141, painted in the baby-blue and white of Air Force One.
The crowds, for nearly three hours, waved US and Texas flags, placed their hands on their hearts, saluted and took photographs and video on the route that the casket travelled. UNI