1. Wide of motorcade route and crowds lined up along side
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Ron Epstein, Northern California Resident:
"George Bush was the President of my youth. I came of political age with him as president. He was a great man. And we happened to be out here for other reasons so. I wouldn't have missed it. It was lucky, it was fortune that we had the opportunity to see him."
3. Crowds along the side of street
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kathleen Kittrick, Alexandria, Virginia resident:
"President Bush was an amazing man, amazing family. He had so much character and I really respected his values. And I think that it's a good lesson on how to legislate. He reached across the aisle. He was, you know, just a great American."
5. Motorcade driving up street
6. Crowds taking photos of motorcade
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Dale Lindgren, San Francisco resident:
"You know, anytime a president of the United States dies it's uh, I think both the Democrats and the Republicans come together. And there's a day or two of conciliation. So it's sad, I mean it's sad. He lived a long life though, so I mean he lived certainly to the fullest."
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Washington Wednesday to pay their final respects to George H.W. Bush, as the hearse carrying the 41st president was driven in a motorcade to the Washington National Cathedral ceremony.
The motorcade slowed in front of the White House before continuing on the route lined with people much of the way, bundled in winter hats and taking photos.
Ron Epstein, a resident of Northern California said "George Bush was the President of my youth. I came of political age with him as president."
Members of the public - some too young to have ever voted for Bush, some with different political beliefs - waited in the cold to watch the former president's motorcade go by.
Many saying Bush possessed the dignity and grace that deserved to be remembered and respected.
"He was always very gracious, graceful," said Rita Welsch, a resident of Stafford, Virginia. "And to be honest, he showed us all how to age with that grace and a noble spirit."