The funeral was held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica in Boston Massachuttes. He will be buried later today in a private service at Arlington National Cemetery, alongside his brothers, John F. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. The site is closed right now but will be opened to the public tomorrow at 8am. The burial will take place after another memorial ceremony that is to take place on the steps on the Capitol.
If you watched any of the funeral on television, it was hard to not notice that Hillary was sitting next to George Bush in the second row behind the Obamas. So interesting how many people came together to celebrate this great man. Here is an interesting play by play of the power pew on the left hand side from Politico:
Obamas, Bushes, Clintons
An amazing spectacle of power and kibbitzing in the basilica.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle just arrived, a few minutes after Bill and Hillary Clinton walked into the sanctuary. Former President George W. Bush seemed to have slipped into the church virtually unnoticed.
They are all congregated in the first few rows -- three living presidents and a sitting one -- with the jovial, easygoing vibe of a family reunion.
Hillary Clinton is having an intense conversation with President Bush, whom she demonized during the 2008 campaign, and the former president is listening intently and laughing as the secretary of state leans over to make to a point to Laura Bush.
Bill Clinton plopped down behind Obama -- and the president twisted around to hear the former POTUS make a long, finger-pointing point. Obama, a huge smile on his face, began holding forth on some point of his own a few minutes later.
After that, former president Clinton began chatting with Bush, who seemed to be speaking less than the chattier Democrats dominating his pew.