Former President George W. Bush breaks down remembering his father and sister

President George H.W. Bush is seen here on Jan. 18 2017

Bush speaks at his father former President George H.W. Bush's funeral at Washington National Cathedral, tearfully remembering his dad as 'the best father a son or daughter could have'.

In an earlier tweet, Mr Trump said he was "looking forward to being with the Bush family" at the service, scheduled to begin at 11am local time. They are, in addition to Bush's eldest son, Alan Simpson, the former senator and acerbic wit from Wyoming; Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who also gave a eulogy for Ronald Reagan; and presidential historian Jon Meacham. "He will be missed!" It's the first presidential state funeral since Gerald Ford died in 2006. Prince Charles, Barack and Michelle Obama, President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were just a few of the people who attended the service.

Former vice president Joe Biden, fourth from left, and his wife Jill Biden, second from left, spoke with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the National Cathedral.

Worldwide tributes have poured in for Bush, whose political locus was foreign policy and America's place in the world. However, there were not greetings exchanged between the Trumps and the Clintons, or the Carters.

In an interview Monday, Brison - noting that Bush's signature is on the original 1992 version of NAFTA - recalled meeting the former president for the first time at a conference in Montreal marking the deal's 10-year anniversary.

Trump ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning.

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Congress also suspended votes - even in the midst of a looming potential shutdown that requires congressional action before midnight Friday. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and 41st president of the United States.

"Bush personified noblesse oblige; Trump is an avatar of the lowest common denominator", he explained. He said that Bush embodied some of the nation's best values, "temperate" in thought, word and deed, "our nation's very best one-term president".

Bush was a decorated World War II aviator who almost lost his life when he was shot down on a bombing mission.

On Tuesday, soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the Capitol Rotunda to view Bush's casket and honor a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the disabled. In place of most Washington dignitaries were top Houston athletes including the NFL Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt - displaying Bush's love for sports - and Chuck Norris, who played TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger".

Marshall Bush took to the podium first in the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, her grandfather's flag-draped casket lying at the front of the church.

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