There is a comradery among former presidents that is truly special.
After “Bush 41” passed away, former President Jimmy Carter said he was “deeply saddened” by the 94-year-old’s passing.
Most people, regardless of party, will agree that former President George H.W. Bush was a rare find in today’s political world.
As Carter said, “his administration was marked by grace, civility, and social conscience.”
Carter, who is also 94, now holds the honor of being the oldest-living former president of the United States.
He was born just five months before Bush.
Monday marked the beginning of several days of memorials to honor the former president.
Bush’s body arrived at the U.S. Capitol late Monday afternoon to lie in state for two days.
While there, citizens will be able to pay their respects to the former president.
A ceremony will then be held at the National Cathedral on Wednesday morning.
President Donald Trump and the first lady are expected to attend.
This will be the first time that Trump has been around the Bush family since the very hotly-contested Republican primary race, where some not-so-kind words were thrown out by both sides.
After the ceremony, President Bush will be flown back to Houston to lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
From there, he will be taken to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library to be put to rest next to his beloved wife and young daughter who died from leukemia at the age of 3 in 1953.