Nearly Endless Line to Pay Respects to George H.W. Bush Shows How Much He Meant to So Many Americans
Former President George H.W. Bush was an extremely respected leader and impacted the lives of many Americans.
That is why it was no surprise that hundreds of people lined up to pay their respects to the late president as he lay in state at the Capitol. The long lines were wrapped around the Capitol building with a three and a half hour wait time.
Many posted on Twitter about the line and took pictures of the large group of people:
This just warms my heart-35 degrees in DC and the line to pay respects to President Bush 41 is over 3.5 hours long per security. It keeps growing. This is America. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/LD2b3ONkrg
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) December 5, 2018
Still a very long line on a cold Washington night to enter the Capitol to pay respects to Bush 41 pic.twitter.com/wzaPsXxROg
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) December 5, 2018
Some also tried to take videos of the line, but many couldn’t capture it in its entirety:
The lines outside the Capitol are unbelievable right now. It’s about 36° and folks are waiting 3 1/2 hours to honor President George H. W. Bush as he lies in state. pic.twitter.com/ARPDem10V7
— Tom Roussey (@tomrousseyABC7) December 5, 2018
The line to pay honor to George H.W. Bush.
I started at the end.
It’s freezing out.
Yet it took me nearly 15 minutes to film the full line that stretches the full length of the Capitol & back 7 (!) times.
I sped the video up x10 speed
He was beloved
Please share🇺🇸🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/I4vYoqNUH7
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 5, 2018
The line to pay respects to George H.W. Bush goes for several blocks despite it being freezing cold outside. pic.twitter.com/U50peDWJCU
— Caleb Hull 🎅🏼🌲🎁 (@CalebJHull) December 5, 2018
Bush was the 41st President of the United States and inspired many during his time in office. According to the White House, he was the youngest Navy pilot at the time and received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service.
The former leader passed away at the age of 94. At his funeral, he was honored for his service to the country at the National Cathedral on Wednesday.