Dignitaries from around the world and VIP guests who served in high levels of the United States government, including former vice presidents Joe Biden, Dick Cheney, and Al Gore, were among those attending the funeral for former president George H.W. Bush on Dec. 5.
A number of other former officials, including Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, and Hillary Clinton, and current officials, including White House advisors Ivanka Trump, Stephen Miller, and Jared Kushner, were also among the attendees.
All the living former presidents—Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter—were in attendance with their wives, as was President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Susan Pence.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britain’s Prince Charles were among the foreign dignitaries present, while notables such as former star NFL player Peyton Manning and golfer Phil Mickelson also attended the funeral at the National Cathedral.
Besides the former president, a number of Bush’s family members attended the funeral, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Bush’s casket was transported to the cathedral from the Capitol, where thousands stopped by over the past several days to pay their respects to the 41st president of the United States.
After the funeral, the casket bearing the former president will be taken to Houston, Texas, for a viewing. Bush will be buried at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum after a ceremony at the Texas A&M University on Dec. 6.
Bush, 94, died on Nov. 30. He was survived by five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 siblings.
President Trump declared Dec. 5 a national holiday in honor of Bush.
Trump hailed him in a statement as “fearless, courageous, adventurous, and unyielding.”