George W Bush pays emotional tribute to his father at state funeral

Written by on December 6, 2018

An emotional George W Bush has paid tribute to his father, former President George HW Bush, during a state funeral in Washington.

Bush Jr, who is also a former president described him as “a noble man, the best father”.

“He accepted failure is part of living a full life, but taught us never to be defined by failure. He showed us how setbacks can strengthen,” he added.

George W. Bush Jr

All surviving US presidents attended the funeral, sharing a pew in the US National Cathedral in Washington DC.

Bush senior, who served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, died on Friday at the age of 94.

He will be buried in his home state of Texas, alongside his wife Barbara.

Paul Ayorinde


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