WASHINGTON | Solemn public pays tribute to Bush before dawn in Rotunda

4Dec - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital embraced George H.W. Bush in death with solemn ceremony and high tributes to his service and decency, as the remains of the 41st president took their place in the Capitol Rotunda for three days of mourning and praise by the political elite and everyday citizens alike.

Even before sunrise Tuesday, members of the public lined up to pay their respects as an honor guard stood watch beside Bush’s casket in the cavernous Rotunda, open until Wednesday’s funeral.

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