Bob Dole salutes President Bush

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Former senator Bob Dole paid a solemn tribute to President George H.W. Bush Tuesday.

photo courtesy: NBC News

Seated in a wheelchair, Senator Dole was escorted into the U.S. Capitol rotunda to pay his respects to President Bush.

The 95-year-old was emotional as he was helped to his feet to salute the 41st president of the United States and his fellow World War II veteran.

Dole and Bush had a bitter relationship while seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1988.

Following the election they made amends with Dole becoming an ally for President Bush in the Senate.