Former President Bush's body lies in state

H.W. Bush arrives on the South Lawn of White House in Washington

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, who has been by the former president's side since June will now go on to help wounded soldiers.

The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war.

"If [lawmakers] come, which they have, to talk about an extension because of President Bush's passing, I would absolutely consider it and probably give it", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Saturday. His "thousand points of light" initiative honored the nation's volunteers.

Bush's casket will be on public view until Wednesday morning, when it will be taken to the National Cathedral.

Sir John had a decades long friendship with the former U.S. President, and the Bush family invited the island's elder statesman to attend the invitation only state funeral, which will be held on Wednesday [Dec 5] at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC.

Many spoke of Bush's role in a bygone era of bipartisan civility in USA politics, a sharp contrast to today's bitter divisions in the age of President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican.

Along with his son, George H.W. Bush will be eulogized by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, whose time in power overlapped with Bush, former US Sen.

"Mission complete", McGrath tweeted, showing Sully the dog. Wednesday has been designated by President Trump as a national day of mourning, and most federal agencies will be closed with federal workers given the day off.

"I love you, too", his father responded, in his last words.

After, he will lie in repose at Houston's St. Martin's Episcopal Church before his remains are transferred via rail to the Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University, where he ultimately will be buried.

The funeral train will leave UP's Westfield Auto Facility at 1 p.m. Thursday and should arrive at College Station by 3:25 p.m., UP officials said in a press release. We will cherish their time with us forever.

To view the Washington Post's live stream of the arrival ceremony in Washington for viewing at the U.S. Capitol, click on this link. The casket will then be rolled along a path through woods, over a bridge and over a creek for burial during a private graveside service with Bush's family. George H.W. Bush. Thank you for your service sir.

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