As of late Wednesday evening, approximately 5,000 people passed through the security checkpoint for the public repose in the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush, according to Jim McGrath, post-White House spokesman for the Bush family.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President George H.W. Bush is getting a national farewell at Washington National Cathedral before family, friends, presidents and foreign dignitaries. The nation's 41st president died Friday in Houston at age 94. His wife of 73 years, Barbara, passed away in April. Things to know about the event Wednesday: ___ THE SCHEDULE