Former presidents, politicians, and foreign dignitaries gathered at the national cathedral to say goodbye to one of their own, including former vice presidents Joe Biden, Dick Cheney, and Al Gore.
All the living former presidents 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.
George W Bush eulogized his father—calling him “optimistic” and “a patriot.”
“Dad could relate to people of all walks of life. He was an empathetic man. He valued character over pedigree. And he was no cynic,” said George W. Bush.
Following the service, the casket was taken to Joint Base Andrews for transport back to Texas.
Bush will be laid to rest next to his wife and daughter in a private ceremony at his presidential library in College Station on Thursday.
SpaceX Launches Resupply Cargo Mission to the ISS
SpaceX has successfully launched a cargo spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station (ISS).
The Dragon spacecraft is expected to dock with the ISS on Saturday.
The spacecraft will remain docked to the International Space Station for about five weeks before being released and splashing down in the Pacific Ocean.
China’s “Muslim Crackdown” Tears Families Apart
One million Muslims have been detained in Xinjiang, China according to the U.N. Uighur children are taken to orphanages, where they are brainwashed.
“Where are they, where are they sleeping? Where are they waking up and what are they doing, can they eat their food? If they are sick, what will happen to them? I think of these things every day,” said Meripet, a mother whose four children are missing.
Many Uighur Muslims living outside of China don’t know what the Chinese regime has done with their relatives.
One mother only heard that her children were taken months after they disappeared. Some Uighurs hold regular demonstrations in Turkey, but others are still too afraid to tell their story.
Delicious! Architects Build Edible Gingerbread City
Architects have swapped traditional building materials for sugar and spice to create an edible gingerbread city at London’s V&A Museum.
The exhibit showcases buildings by architects, designers and engineers who were asked to create a sustainable city of the future.
More than 60 structures were baked and the city features a cable car made of licorice, along with cycle lanes and pedestrian routes made entirely of sugar.