Both Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan gave touching eulogies to the former president as his two sons — Jeb and George — sat nearby with their wives.
Pence recalled a particular incident that seemed to impact him profoundly. After his son served on the battleship with the former president’s namesake, he requested an autographed photo of the ship’s flight deck.
Although Bush was no longer doing autographs at the time, Pence said that Bush returned the favor and included a touching letter for his son.
WATCH: VP Mike Pence shares meaningful anecdote about former Pres. George H.W. Bush's letter addressed to Pence's son, a Marine aviator; "Though we have not met, I share the pride your father has for you during this momentous occasion and wish you many CAVUs ahead." pic.twitter.com/DEbjNbVET5
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 3, 2018
The hand-signed letter came just as his son Michael received his wings of gold as an aviator. – READ MORE