“The First Lady of the Greatest Generation” – Watch Historian Jon Meacham’s emotional eulogy of Barbara Bush

This will bring tears to your eyes. As it should.

At the funeral for former First Lady Barbara Bush today, historian and author Jon Meacham, author of the definitive biography of her husband former President George H.W. Bush, delivered a touching, sentimental, beautiful remembrance.

Former President Bush listens to the remembrances of his wife, Barbara.

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There were hundreds in attendance. You can see Presidents Bush and Obama listening with solemn attentiveness and genuine affection as Meacham relates personal stories and grand observations about the late Mrs. Bush.



Below, watch his remarks in their entirety.

Many were the kind words and bittersweet memories shared today by members of the family, their friends and admirers, leaders and politicians, in her honor and tribute. An altogether proper farewell.

May she rest in peace.

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