Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole arrived at the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday to honor the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who will lie in state until Wednesday, in a wheelchair being pushed by an aide.
It’s what happened next that has the world talking.
Once next to Bush’s American flag-draped casket, the aide helped Dole to his feet so that he could salute his fellow World War Two veteran once last time.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>A last, powerful gesture of respect from one member of the Greatest Generation, <a href=”https://twitter.com/SenatorDole?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@SenatorDole</a>, to another. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Remembering41?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Remembering41</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bush41?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#Bush41</a> <a href=”https://t.co/WiT2WiAjnk”>pic.twitter.com/WiT2WiAjnk</a></p>— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) <a href=”https://twitter.com/jgm41/status/1070021062920855552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 4, 2018</a></blockquote>
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This video is just more proof that the Greatest Generation will always be the standard by which every generation of Americans will be judged.
And we’ll undoubtedly always come up short.