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Toronto has close connection to President George H.W. Bush's funeral

Marine Cpl. Jesse Beckwith, a Toronto High School graduate, was on pallbearer for President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.

Toronto had a close connection to Wednesday’s funeral for President George H.W. Bush.

Marine Cpl. Jesse Beckwith, a Toronto High School graduate, was on pallbearer duty for the funeral of Sen. John McCain in August.

Now, as a member of the armed forces body bearer detail, he served the nation's 41st president today, carrying the late president during the funeral service.

Beckwith, a former Toronto football player, is one of just 11 body bearers in the entire Marine Corps.

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