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Bob Dole, with help, stands for final salute to George HW Bush at US Capitol

December 5, 2018

From the USA Today website

Jack Gruber, USA TODAY

Bob Dole saluted a fellow World War II veteran Tuesday under the Capitol dome as he rose to honor George H.W. Bush.

Dole, the 95-year-old former Senate majority leader, relied on an aide to help him stand on the floor of the Capitol rotunda before offering his gesture beside the casket of Bush, his onetime rival in the 1988 Republican presidential primary.

Bush’s spokesman, Jim McGrath, described the salute as “a last, powerful gesture of respect from one member of the Greatest Generation, @SenatorDole, to another.”

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The United States of America will observe a national day of mourning today, honoring the 41st president, George H.W. Bush. 

In viewing television and electronic media coverage you quickly learn that George H.W. Bush lived a life of public service, as a fighter pilot, serving in Congress and becoming the President of the United States. 

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