Eastern Kentucky man travels to Texas to pay his respects to President George H.W. Bush

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(WYMT/WKYT) - A train brought the body of former President George Herbert Walker Bush from Houston to his final resting place in College Station, Texas Thursday.

President George H.W. Bush funeral service held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas, Photo Date: December 6, 2018 / Photo: MSNBC / (MGN)

Our sister station WKYT reports, thousands of people lined the railroad as a tribute. One of those people was Eastern Kentuckian Mark Edwards who worked with President Bush while he was in office. Edwards is from Owsley County and served in the military White House Communications Agency.

He said President Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush became like another set of grandparents to him, which is why he made the journey to Houston to say goodbye in person.

Edwards said he even stood in line for two hours Wednesday to pay his respects to the former president at the church.

"It was well worth it. If it meant standing for six hours in line, I would have never missed that opportunity for nothing," Mark Edwards, who used to work for President George H.W. Bush said.

Thursday, Edwards and other lined the train tracks as President Bush was brought to his final resting place in College Station, Texas.



 
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