Vice President Mike Pence eulogized our recently deceased 41st president as Pres. George H.W. Bush was placed to lie in state at the Capitol rotunda on Monday and Tuesday.
Pence spoke to a large crowd of family, longtime friends and colleagues, as well as members of both houses of Congress.
The vice president as expected of Bush’s lifetime of accomplishments and even drew a laugh as he quoted Bush’s lament about the vice presidency as he himself was preparing to be Ronald Reagan’s V.P.
But Pence became visibly emotional near the end as he recalled a kindness the elder Bush — who was a distinguished Naval aviator, as well as the youngest ever when he signed up during WWI — had bestowed upon his son upon getting his wings over the summer of 2018.
Grab a box of tissues and watch: