Sen. John Thune remembers President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (KSFY) - The nation mourned President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, and that included South Dakota lawmakers.

The 41st president was honored with a state funeral at the National Cathedral. Among the leaders attending the service was Sen. John Thune.

He said the day was filled with memorable speeches and stories about President Bush. He said history will treat this president fairly -- as a war hero and a public servant who did things the right way.

Thune hopes President Bush's lessons resonate in Washington and across the country.

"You don't have to be strident, harsh to disagree with people," he said. "You can have differences, fundamental differences, but still figure out a way to work together to get accomplishments for the American people."

President Bush's casket is now back to Texas for more ceremonies throughout the day Thursday.