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George H.W. Bush entire state funeral

2018-12-05 | George H.W. Bush entire state funeral

Former President George H.W. Bush was honored with a state funeral that included current and former presidents and world leaders.
Speakers included historian Jon Meacham, former Sen. Alan Simpson, former President George W. Bush and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney who eulogized the 41st president of a the United States during a ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Order of events:

Organ prelude
George Fergus (Organist, Washington National Cathedral)

Musical Prelude
"Nocturne," The United States Marine Orchestra
"Lay me Low," The Armed Forces Chorus
"Our Town," The United States Marine Orchestra
"My Song in the Night," The Armed Forces Chorus
"Hymn to the Fallen" & "America the Beautiful," The Armed Forces Chorus and The United States Marine Orchestra

Musical Honors
"Four Ruffles and Flourishes," "Hail to the Chief," and "For All the Saints," The United States Coast Guard Band

The Reception of the Body
The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church and The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

"My house shall be called a house of prayer," The Cathedral Choir
The Anthems in Procession
The Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr., Rector, St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston

"Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven"
The Collect for Burial
The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral

The First Reading
Isaiah 60:1-5, 18-20, Lauren Bush Lauren & Ashley Walker Bush

Jon Meacham, presidential historian and author

"The King of love my shepherd is," The Cathedral Choir

The Second Reading
Revelation 21:1-4, 23-25, Jenna Bush Hager

Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada

Alan Simpson, former United States senator, Wyoming

"Last full measure of devotion," Ronan Tynan (soloist) & The Armed Forces Chorus and the United States Marine Orchestra

Former President George W. Bush

"O God, our help in ages past," The Armed Forces Chorus with the United States Marine Orchestra


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