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Former president George H.W. Bush was remembered by his grandson as gracious, decent and humble, as he received his final public memorial ceremony at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Thursday. The funeral came after several days of remembrance in the nation's capital.

Bush died last week at the age of 94. He will be buried in a private ceremony on Thursday afternoon.

Updated at 10:17 p.m. ET

The U.S. Capitol is host to a hushed stream of mourners Tuesday, paying their respects to former President George H.W. Bush, whose flag-draped casket, attended by a military honor guard, lies in the center of the building's rotunda.

Just how deep George Herbert Walker Bush’s New England roots are could be illustrated by a moment in the 1980 presidential election.

Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94, was at a town hall somewhere in New Hampshire. Someone in the audience asked Bush what made him think he understood the needs of New Englanders.

It was as if someone had teed up the question for him.

George Herbert Walker Bush died late Friday. For many in the community surrounding Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Maine, the former president was much more than the leader of the free world — he was their beloved friend and neighbor.

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A household name across the country, Josiah Gilbert Holland sold over a half-million copies of his books in his lifetime.

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