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Former President George H.W. Bush arrives at presidential library for burial

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Posted at 3:30 PM, Dec 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 17:51:04-05

Former President George H.W. Bush's casket has arrived for burial in his family's plot on the grounds of his presidential library in Texas.    

 

Bush will be buried during a private service Thursday, ending nearly a week of services honoring the life of the 41st president. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, and their daughter Robin, who died at age 3 of leukemia in 1953.    

Bush died last week at age 94. Nearly 1,200 people attended a funeral service for him earlier Thursday in Houston before his body was transported by a special funeral train to College Station, where the presidential library is located on the grounds of Texas A&M University.

More than 1,000 student cadets have lined the route of the motorcade carrying former President George H.W. Bush to his final resting place.    

An honor guard Thursday carried Bush's casket down the steps of a special funeral train that arrived in College Station after a roughly 70-mile (115-kilometer) trip from suburban Houston.    

Former President George W. Bush and other family members stood on the Texas A&M University campus as a band played the school's "Aggie War Hymn" fight song.    

The casket was loaded into a hearse bound for his nearby presidential library, where Bush will be buried following a private graveside ceremony.