Former US President George HW Bush laid to rest

            By Umar Farooq</p>  <p>WASHINGTON (AA) - Former President George H.W. Bush was buried Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library in College Station, Texas following three days of mourning in Washington.</p>  <p>The 41st president of the United States died last week at the age of 94 after years battling Vascular Parkinsonism, a rare disease that affects an individual’s ability to walk and talk.</p>  <p>He was buried in a family plot alongside his wife, Barbara, who died in April, as well as their daughter, Pauline Robinson Bush, who died of leukemia at just three years old in 1953.</p>  <p>Bush's body had been lying in state at the Capitol Rotunda since Monday evening and a funeral service was held Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.</p>  <p>&quot;Through our tears, let us know the blessings of knowing and loving you, a great and noble man, the best father a son or daughter could have,&quot; George W. Bush, Bush's son and 43rd U.S. president, said in a eulogy for his father. </p>  <p>His body was then flown to Houston for another funeral service Thursday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and was later taken for burial.</p>  <p>U.S. President Donald Trump declared a national day of mourning for Wednesday, closing the federal government in honor of the late president.

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