Bush's body to lie in repose all night at church
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events honoring former President George H.W. Bush (all times local):
The body of former President George H.W. Bush is set to lie in repose all night at the Houston church where his family worshipped.
People lined up Wednesday night at St. Martin's Episcopal Church to pay their respects to the nation's 41st president, who died last week. It's the same church where services for Bush's wife, Barbara, were held in April.
One member from each of the five armed-service branches stood around Bush's casket. As mourners passed by, the sound of their footsteps was the only thing interrupting an otherwise quiet scene.
The line moved slowly and halted altogether whenever mourners stopped in front of the casket to cross themselves or otherwise acknowledge Bush. One group of Navy sailors saluted as they filed past.
A funeral service will be held at the church Thursday morning.
As a military band played, pallbearers carried the flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush into Houston's St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where the Bush family regularly worshipped.
Wednesday night's music included the opening notes of "Hail to the Chief." Among those greeting the motorcade were the city's top two leaders, Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner and Republican County Judge Ed Emmett.
Bush died at his home in Houston on Friday. After lying in state at the U.S. Capitol and a funeral service at the Washington National Cathedral, his remains were returned to Houston, where another funeral service is set for Thursday.
A special train will then take the casket to the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, where Bush will be buried at his presidential library next to his wife, Barbara, and