On Tuesday, many politicians and influencers gathered to pay their respects to former President George H. W. Bush, including ex-Sen. Bob Dole.
The 95-year-old stood from his wheelchair at the U.S. Capitol, with some assistance, to salute the casket of Bush, who he challenged in the 1998 Republican presidential primary.
“A last, powerful gesture of respect from one member of the Greatest Generation, @SenatorDole, to another,” tweeted Jim McGrath, Bush’s spokesman.
Bush’s funeral is set for Wednesday in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, historian Jon Meacham and former President George W. Bush will speak at the funeral.
Among those expected to attend are President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump; former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama; former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; and Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter.
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