Former presidential nominee and World War II veteran Bob Dole traveled to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to pay his respects to President George H.W. Bush, setting the stage for a historical moment.
Though confined to a wheelchair, Dole, 95, fought to stand himself up so he could properly salute Bush in his casket. Those in attendance were silent as they watched the emotional moment unfold.
With tears in his eyes, Dole showed the world just how much admiration he has for the former president, giving him a one-handed salute.
Dole then sat down, his face still dripping with emotion.
Watch the incredible moment below:
The Bush family has reportedly made it clear that they want to prevent any anti-Trump sentiment from tarnishing H.W. Bush's funeral, particularly after some used Sen. John McCain's funeral to share political messages.
“The family of former president George H.W. Bush has planned a state funeral that will steer clear of the kind of anti-Trump sentiment evident at the recent funeral of Sen. John McCain, according to people familiar with the funeral planning,” the Washington Post reported.
The report added: “The Bush family contacted the White House this past summer to say that President Trump would be welcome at the funeral, scheduled Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, and to assure him that the focus would be on Bush’s life rather than their disagreements, one former administration official said.”
“President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family,” Trump said of Bush. “His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all!”
Hopefully, the anti-Trump can put their issues on hold and focus on honoring the life and legacy of a great president.