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