State funeral of George H. W. Bush begins in Washington

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    State funeral of George H. W. Bush begins in Washington Members of the honor guard carry the coffin of former US President George H. W. Bush from the Capitol, in Washington DC (United States), today, December 5, 2018. EFE / POOL

    The state funeral in memory of former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993) began today at the National Cathedral in Washington with the presence of the president, Donald Trump, and the four living ex-leaders of the country.

    The funeral service began at 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT), and he is also attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, King Abdullah II of Jordan and former President of Mexico Carlos Salinas (1988-1994), among others.

    Shortly before the ceremony began, Trump and his wife, Melania, sat in the front row of the temple next to the Democratic presidents Barack Obama (2009-2017), Bill Clinton (1993-2001) and Jimmy Carter (1977- 1981), who attend Mass with their respective wives, Michelle, Hillary and Rosalynn. (EFEUSA) .-

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