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Watch Live: Former President George H.W. Bush Lies In Repose In Houston

Former President George H.W. Bush lies in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Wednesday as passersby observe his casket and pay their respects to his memory.

The 41st President of the United States, who passed away last Friday on Nov. 30 at the age of 94, has been honored in Washington, D.C., and was flown to Texas on Wednesday for the final moments before being taken to his burial site at the Bush Library and Museum in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Bush will lie in repose through the night and until his service Thursday morning. Those wanting to pay their final respects had to park at nearby Second Baptist Church and pass through security.

According to a report by a local CBS affiliate, KHOU, there had been nearly 1,300 people who had already come and gone on transport busses, with more than 6,000 waiting to see the former president lie in repose.

There will be a Thursday morning service for the former president at St. Martin's Church in Houston, and Bush will then be transported to the Westfield train station in Spring, where he will be moved into Union Pacific Engine 4141, built especially for Bush.

Bush will travel to the Bush Library at Texas A&M University, his final resting place. He will only be the eighth U.S. President to ride on a train during his funeral procession.

A similar chain of events happened earlier this year when his wife of 73 years, Barbara, passed away. She, too, was buried next to the Bush Library and Museum. Except she had a Texas funeral and was transported by car, not train.

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