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President George H.W. Bush's son delivers tear-jerking Eulogy

George W. Bush's words about his father will bring tears to your eyes

December 05, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Former President George W. Bush delivered a stirring and emotional eulogy to his father, President George H.W. Bush along with longtime friends and family today at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  

President Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning, as the nation remembers its 41st president. The body of Mr. Bush, which has been lying in state in the U.S. Capitol, travels back to Texas Wednesday afternoon. 

The 43rd president said his father's many close calls gave him an appreciation for life. He loved the little things, like the outdoors, or sitting on the back porch contemplating the majesty of the Atlantic.

Bush recalled his father's final hours.

"Last Friday when I was told he had minutes to live, I called him," Bush said.

"I said 'Dad, I love you and you've been a wonderful father.' And the last words he would ever say on earth were, 'I love you, too,'" he added.

Bush wrapped up his remarks by saying he knows his father will again be holding his daughter, Robin, again, and holding Barbara Bush's hand.

"In our grief, let us smile knowing that dad is hugging Robin and holding mom's hand again," the 43rd president said.

Watch a portion of the eulogybelow, and go here to watch in it's entirety.  

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