He noted that trains were the mode of transportation that first carried Bush to his service as a naval aviator in World War II and back home again.
During Dole's salute to Bush, the attending crowd remained silent. In place of most Washington dignitaries were top Houston athletes including the NFL Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt - displaying Bush's love for sports - and Chuck Norris, who played TV's "Walker, Texas Ranger".
Nancy Pelosi, a previous Democratic House speaker nominated for the post in the new Congress, exchanged a warm hug with his eldest son George W Bush and came away dabbing her face.
The late Mr Bush called Mr Trump a "blowhard". A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and 41st president of the United States. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who died earlier this year, and their daughter, Robin, who succumbed to leukemia in childhood.
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Bush will lie in state there for public visitation through Wednesday.
The service began at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where Bush worshipped for more than 50 years, with more than 1,000 attendees singing "America the attractive".
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Bush then shook hands with former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama, causing her to smile when he passed her what appeared to be a piece of candy.
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Mary's Hospital in London and greeted press with Prince William and their new baby right after she gave birth each time. They also handed out presents from family members they met at a party they hosted last night at Kensington Palace .
Ahead of Wednesday's state funeral - where Trump will reportedly sit in the front row, but not deliver a eulogy - the president tweeted he would visit the "wonderful Bush family" at the presidential guest residence Blair House across from the White House. Jeb Bush and his wife joined along with about a dozen other members of the Bush family.
He will then join Walter Reed Military Medical Center working with wounded US military veterans. Bush's casket will depart for Joint Base Andrews and then return to Texas.
Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.
Trump has ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning.
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As Cuomo argued that shaking hands with Trump showed that, Lemon doubled down, "That's why he's president and I'm not". Bush's remains were accompanied by members of his family, and were taken by motorcade to St Martin's Episcopal Church.