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Berklee College professor's music played at George H.W. Bush funeral

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A Berklee College of Music professor had no idea his music would be played at President George H.W. Bush's funeral Wednesday - he found out in a text message from a friend.
“It was a complete surprise to me... I was thrilled,” said Kevin Siegfried, a professor at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
The piece titled “Lay Me Low” from the series “Shaker Songs “ was performed Wednesday morning by the Armed Forces Chorus as part of the musical prelude preceding the reception of the president's casket.
“I certainly never imagined that it would arrive on a stage like this and be used to honor...
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Gulf War vet inspired by ex-prez's devotion to country

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As a veteran of the Air Force and Operation Desert Storm, I look upon the passing of President George H.W. Bush with great sadness, nostalgia and appreciation.
President Bush came from an era where honor, respect, dignity, patriotism and pride was the way of life.
That way is exemplified by another member of the Greatest Generation, veteran and U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. Sen. Dole made sure that not only did he pay his respects but stood, with assistance in his aged years, to salute a fellow veteran. These qualities of character are held dear and meaningful to many veterans, but seemingly are...
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In salute to Bush, a nod to passing of ‘greatest generation'

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By LAURIE KELLMAN
WASHINGTON - It wasn't just a salute to a president, it was a tribute to a generation.
President George H. W. Bush was remembered during more than two days of ceremonies and services in Washington as the last president forged from World War II, a leader dedicated to military service, bipartisanship, responsibility and hard choices.
“Dad taught us that public service is noble and necessary, that one can serve with integrity and hold true to the important values like faith and family,” former President George W. Bush said of his father at the funeral on Wednesday.
“When he...
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Mourning, tributes continue for former President George H.W. Bush

Mourning, tributes continue for former President George H.W. Bush

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A funeral service will be held in Texas on Thursday morning.
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My 'accidental interview' with President George H.W. Bush

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Weather Anchor Spencer Christian opens up about what he calls his "accidental interview" with George H.W. Bush.
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