George H. W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday as the nation bade farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last to fight for the U.S. in wartime.

Here are the most memorable moments of the day in video. 

Former President George H.W. Bush has left Washington for the last time. A plane carrying the casket of the 41st president of the United States and the Bush family departed for Texas on Wednesday afternoon.

National day of mourning 

GEORGE W. BUSH: “He showed me what it means to be a president.” Former President George W. Bush talked about the lessons his dad taught him and how the 41st President of the United States will be remembered.

Former President George W. Bush got emotional while eulogizing his dad as “The best father a son or daughter could have.” 

 Former President George H.W. Bush’s casket is carried down the aisle at the National Cathedral as his state funeral begins.

Former President George H.W. Bush’s motorcade passed the White House on the way to the National Cathedral for his state funeral.

Former President George W. Bush greeted President Trump and former Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter at his father’s state funeral on Wednesday. 

President Trump and First Lady Melania arrived at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush and greeted former Presidents Obama, Clinton and Carter.

Former President George W. Bush sneaks candy to former first lady Michelle Obama just before his father’s funeral

“The last words he would ever say on this Earth were ‘I love you, too.'” During the state funeral for his father, Former President George W. Bush talked about the last conversation with his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

After an emotional but joyful funeral ceremony, the Bush family and the remains of President George H.W. Bush departed Wednesday (12/05) from Joint Base Andrews, MD in Air Force One to Ellington Field in Houston, TX.

 There was both laughter and tears… as thousands cathered in the National Cathedral to remember George Herbert Walker Bush, who died last week at the age of 94. Courtney Zubowski reports from Houston, where the tributes will continue for the nation’s 41st president.