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Honoring The Legacy of 41

Dec. 5, 2018

See the military’s ceremonial support and highlights from the state funeral of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.

George H. W. Bush, 41st president of the United States
41st President
George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, held the office from 1989 to 1993. According to the White House website, “He brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States ‘a kinder and gentler nation’ in the face of a dramatically changing world.”
Photo By: White House photo
VIRIN: 171205-D-ZZ999-001
George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, held the office from 1989 to 1993. According to the White House website, “He brought to the White House a dedication to traditional American values and a determination to direct them toward making the United States ‘a kinder and gentler nation’ in the face of a dramatically changing world.”

Former President George H.W. Bush speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush at Naval Station Norfolk, Va, Jan. 10, 2009. The Navy's final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is named after the former president, a World War II naval aviator and 41st president of the United States.
Former President George H.W. Bush SPEAKs at the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush
41st President
Former President George H.W. Bush speaks at the commissioning ceremony for the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush at Naval Station Norfolk, Va, Jan. 10, 2009. The Navy's final Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is named after the former president, a World War II naval aviator and 41st president of the United States.
Photo By: DOD courtesy photo
VIRIN: 090110-N-ZW440-111

A military honor guard walks off after taking part in a departure ceremony honoring former President George H.W. Bush.
Honor Guard
Joint Forces Honor Guard members participate in a departure ceremony for former President George H.W. Bush at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Dec. 3, 2018. Nearly 4,000 military and civilian personnel from all branches of the U.S. armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support during the state funeral for the 41st president of the United States.
Photo By: Air Force Tech Sgt. Andrew Lee
VIRIN: 181203-F-NL936-1521X
Joint Forces Honor Guard members participate in a departure ceremony for former President George H.W. Bush at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Dec. 3, 2018. Bush died Nov. 30 at the age of 94. 

Service members walk the casket of former President George H.W. Bush toward the hearse after arrival from Houston at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 3, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during Bush's state funeral.
U.S. service members carry the casket of President George H.W. Bush at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
Bush Funeral
U.S. service members carry the casket of President George H.W. Bush at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 03, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during President George H.W. Bush's state funeral.
Photo By: Pfc. Katelyn D Strange
VIRIN: 181203-D-MC386-0066

U.S. service members prepare to carry the casket of George H.W. Bush
Bush Funeral
Pallbearers prepare to carry the flag-draped casket of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, to the United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 2018.
Photo By: Lance Cpl. Paul Ochoa
VIRIN: 181203-D-MZ762-0003
Pallbearers prepare to carry the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Dec. 3, 2018.

Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog, pays his respects at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Dec. 4, 2018. Sully became the former president’s service dog in June of 2018.
Service members, a woman and a service dog stand beside George H.W. Bush's casket at a funeral service
Bush Funeral
Sully, George H.W. Bush’s service dog, pays his respects at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Dec. 4, 2018. Sully became the former president’s service dog, in June of 2018.
Photo By: Sgt. Sidney Weston
VIRIN: 181204-D-AM616-0026C

Service members bring a flag-draped coffin down the steps of the U,S, Capitol.
Capitol Departure
Friends, family, and dignitaries, watch as Joint Service Pallbearers representing the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard, carry the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush from the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during Bush's state funeral.
Photo By: Marine Corps Cpl. Paul Ochoa
VIRIN: 181205-D-MZ762-0009X
Friends, family and dignitaries watch as pallbearers representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard carry the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Dec. 5, 2018.

A military honor guard carries the casket of former President George H.W. Bush during the state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, Dec. 5, 2018.
Seen from overhead,  service members carry a casket down the aisle while funeral attendees look on.
Cathedral Casket
A military honor guard carries the casket of former President George H.W. Bush during the state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2018.
Photo By: Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Melissa Marnell
VIRIN: 181205-D-DY697-0121X

Service members lift a flag-draped coffin into a truck.
Casket Ceremony
Service members load the casket of George H.W. Bush into a truck to be lifted onto Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.
Photo By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Murphy
VIRIN: 181205-F-SP573-1064X
Service members load the casket of former President George H.W. Bush into a truck to be lifted onto a presidential aircraft at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.

Airmen salute as the hearse carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush arrives for departure from Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018.
A group of service members salute as a hearse pulls alongside Air Force One.
Final Salute
Airmen salute as the hearse carrying the casket of former President George H.W. Bush arrives at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 5, 2018. Military and civilian personnel assigned to Joint Task Force National Capital Region provided ceremonial and civil affairs support during Bush's state funeral.
Photo By: Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael Murphy
VIRIN: 181205-F-SP573-1147X