Bush’s casket lies in state at Capitol

Former President George H.W. Bush’s remains arrived Monday at the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state until early Wednesday.

A Marine band played hymns as an eight-member military honor guard carried Bush’s casket into the Capitol. In a Monday evening ceremony, dignitaries praised Bush, who died Friday at 94, for his decades of public service as a Navy pilot, congressman, U.N. ambassador, CIA director, vice president, and president.

“Here lies a great man,” said House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and “a gentle soul.”

Bush’s son, former President George W. Bush, was among the grieving family members, friends, and political leaders.

A funeral service will be held Wednesday before Bush’s body is returned to College Station, Texas, for burial.

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