NOMAAN MERCHANT and CALVIN WOODWARD
HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, is going to his final rest Thursday in Texas.
More than 11,000 people paid their respects to Bush as his casket lay in repose all night at a Houston church where his family worshiped. Some visitors waited for hours to pay tribute to Bush, who will be buried Thursday following a funeral at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
The country said goodbye to him Wednesday in a national funeral service that