George HW Bush funeral: World leaders attend state funeral at National Cathedral

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Pres. George H.W Bush honored by world leaders

WASHINGTON -- Former President George H.W. Bush's state funeral encompasses four days of events, from his arrival in Washington to his burial in Texas on Thursday.

Former President George W. Bush delivered one of the eulogies for his father. The invitation-only funeral service began Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania were in attendance.

Aside from family, which includes former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, a full list of attendees has been released by a Bush family spokesperson.

Former Presidents and First Ladies:

President & Mrs. Obama

President & Mrs. Clinton (& daughter Chelsea Clinton)

President & Mrs. Carter

The following world leaders are expected to attend:

Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein and Rania Al-Abdullah, King and Queen of Jordan

Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia, and his wife Lady Lynne Cosgrove

Andrzej Duda, President of Poland

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany

HRH Charles, Prince of Wales

Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Prince of Bahrain

Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, former Emir of Qatar

Anibal Vaco, former President of Portugal

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, former President of Estonia

Lech Walesa, former President of Poland

Carlos Salinas, former President of Mexico

Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and his wife Dame Norma Major

Nasser Alahmed Al-Sabah, former Prime Minister of Kuwait

Yasuo Fukuda, former Prime Minister of Japan

John Swan, former Premier of Bermuda

Children of deceased US Presidents:

Susan Ford Bales

Tricia Nixon Cox & Edward Cox

Luci Baines Johnson & Ian Turpin

Lynda Johnson Robb & Senator Charles Robb

FUNERAL CEREMONY:

Special honor guard:

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford,

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva,

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Army Gen. Mark A. Milley,

Chief of Staff of the Army

Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller,

Commandant of the Marine Corps

Navy Adm. John M. Richardson,

Chief of Naval Operations

Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein,

Chief of Staff of the Air Force

Air Force Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel,

Chief of National Guard Bureau

Coast Guard Adm. Paul F. Zukunft,

Former Commandant of the Coast Guard

HONORARY PALLBEARERS:

Navy Adm. John Aquilino

Navy Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Frank Pandolfe

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Nora Tyson

Navy Rear Adm. Kenneth Whitesell

Retired Navy Rear Adm. David Thomas, Jr.

Navy Rear Adm. Andrew Loiselle

Navy Rear Adm. Stephen Evans

Navy Rear Adm. William Pennington

Retired Navy Rear Adm. Brian Luther

Retired Navy Rear Adm. Gregory Nosal

Navy Capt. Sean Bailey

Retired Navy Capt. Kevin O'Flaherty

ORDER OF SERVICE:

Organ Prelude, George Fergus (Organist, Washington National Cathedral)

Musical Prelude

"Nocturne," The United States Marine Orchestra

"Lay me Low," The Armed Forces Chorus

"Our Town," The United States Marine Orchestra

"My Song in the Night," The Armed Forces Chorus

"Hymn to the Fallen" & "America the Beautiful," The Armed Forces

Chorus and The United States Marine Orchestra

Musical Honors

"Four Ruffles and Flourishes," "Hail to the Chief," and "For All the

Saints," The United States Coast Guard Band

The Reception of the Body, The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding

Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church and The Right Reverend

Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Introit

"My house shall be called a house of prayer," The Cathedral Choir

The Anthems in Procession, The Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr., Rector,

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas

Hymn

"Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven"

The Collect for Burial, The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean,

Washington National Cathedral

The First Reading

Isaiah 60:1-5, 18-20, Mrs. Lauren Bush Lauren & Ms. Ashley Walker Bush

Tribute, Mr. Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian and Author

Anthem

"The King of love my shepherd is," The Cathedral Choir

The Second Reading

Revelation 21:1-4, 23-25, Mrs. Jenna Bush Hager

Tribute, The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Eighteenth Prime Minister of

Canada

Tribute, The Honorable Alan K. Simpson, former United States Senator, Wyoming

Anthem

"Last full measure of devotion," Ronan Tynan (soloist) & The Armed Forces

Chorus and the United States Marine Orchestra

Tribute, The Honorable George W. Bush, Forty-Third President of the United States

Anthem

"O God, our help in ages past," The Armed Forces Chorus with the United

States Marine Orchestra

The Holy Gospel, Matthew 5:14-16, The Very Reverend Randolph

Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington National Cathedral

Homily, The Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr., Rector, St. Martin's

Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas

Musical Reflection, "Friends", Michael W. Smith (soloist)

The Apostles' Creed

The Lord's Prayer, Ronan Tynan (soloist)

The Prayers, The Reverend Canon Jan Naylor Cope, Provost,

Washington National Cathedral

Anthem

"Eternal Father, strong to save," The Armed Forces Chorus with

The United States Marine Orchestra

The Commendation, The Right Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde,

Bishop, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; The Very

Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean, Washington

National Cathedral; The Reverend Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr.,

Rector, Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas

The Blessing, The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding

Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church

The Dismissal, The Very Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith,

Dean, Washington National Cathedral

Hymn

"For all the saints"

Musical Honors, The United States Coast Guard Band

"Four Ruffles and Flourishes"

"Hail to the Chief"

"Holy God, we praise thy Name"

Organ Postlude, George Fergus, Organist, Washington National

Cathedral

Final," from "Symphonie I, Op. 14"

Full coverage of the death of former President George H.W. Bush

The Associated Press contributed to this report.