CBS News December 5, 2018, 10:44 AM

  • Thousands are expected to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
    President Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning, as the nation remembers its 41st president. Mr. Bush has been lying in state since Monday in the Capitol.
    Along with the current president and first lady, the Obamas, Carters and foreign dignitaries will be in attendance.
    The ceremony begins at 11 a.m., and can be watched here.

  • Clintons arrive at cathedral

    Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, along with their daughter, Chelsea, were pictured in the cathedral at roughly 10:30 a.m. They interacted with the Obamas briefly, along with other dignitaries.

  • The Obamas arrive at National Cathedral

    Former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are in the National Cathedral. The Obamas interacted briefly with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence.

  • Prince Charles spotted in National Cathedral

    England's Prince Charles was spotted in the National Cathedral Wednesday morning, speaking with Major Gen. Colin Powell.

  • Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in cathedral

    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation process was a battle this fall, is in attendance at the National Cathedral.

  • Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner in National Cathedral

    President Trump's daughter and senior aide Ivanka Trump, and Trump son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner were spotted in the National Cathedral.
    The current president and first lady are expected to leave the White House shortly.

  • Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush leave Blair House

    Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush departed Blair House en route to the National Cathedral shortly before 10 a.m.

  • Peyton Manning, Phil Michelson arrive

    Former NFL star Peyton Manning and golf pro Phil Michelson arrived at the cathedral Wednesday morning.
    Manning also visited Bush's casket on Tuesday.
    Former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning arrives prior to the state funeral for former U.S. President George H.W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, U.S., December 5, 2018.

    Jim Young / REUTERS

  • Thousands visited Bush's casket in the Capitol

    From Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning, thousands of people filed through the Capitol Rotunda to pay their respects to the former president.
    One of the most poignant moments came Tuesday, when Mr. Bush's former political rival and fellow World War II veteran Bob Dole stood from his wheelchair to pay his respects.

  • Dole salutes Bush

    WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 4: Former Senator Bob Dole stands up and salutes the casket of the late former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, December 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

    Drew Angerer / Getty Images
    Former Bush political rival and fellow World War II veteran Bob Dole stood to pay his respects to the former president on Tuesday, in what became one of the most poignant moments of the viewing of his casket.

  • National Cathedral begins to fill up

    Long before the funeral was set to begin, guests began arriving at the National Cathedral to remember the former president.
    According to the Bush family spokesman, the cathedral seats more than 3,000 people, and they expect it to be filled to capacity.

  • Trump tweets his respect for Bush 41

    Mr. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he looks forward to celebrating the life of the former president with the Bush family.
    Mr. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a brief visit to Blair House to visit with the Bushes Tuesday, and the first lady and former first lady Laura Bush toured the White House Christmas decorations.
    Looking forward to being with the Bush family. This is not a funeral, this is a day of celebration for a great man who has led a long and distinguished life. He will be missed!
    Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Blair House

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Bush family at Blair House early Wednesday morning. She is expected to attend the funeral.