Farewell 41: Mainers say goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush

    Farewell 41

    Wednesday is a national day of mourning as the nation says goodbye to an American president.

    President George H.W. Bush's life will be honored at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

    His was a life bound by the words: "duty, honor and country.”

    Bush's casket is at the US capitol where it has been lying in state since Monday.

    Ever since then, people have been coming by to say goodbye to the former president, including politicians like former US Senator Bob Dole.

    The 95-year-old former presidential candidate was helped up from his wheelchair to offer a final salute from one World War II veteran to another.

    Soon, the president's remains will be taken to the National Cathedral for the first of two funerals.

    After departing DC, the casket will be flown back to Houston where the president will lie in repose followed by private funeral services.

    The casket will then head to nearby Spring, Texas for another ceremony.

    Then to College Station where he'll be buried at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum on Thursday.

    CBS 13 has team coverage from Maine to DC to Houston as we continue to say farewell 41.

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