George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

President George H.W. Bush at the dedication of UP 4141. Union Pacific

President George H.W. Bush at the dedication of UP 4141. Union Pacific

He died in Texas, his home state, late Friday at the age of 94 after several years of failing health. The casket will be loaded onto a plane during a departure ceremony scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. CST and flown to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

Bush's passing puts him back in the Washington spotlight after more than two decades living the relatively low-key life of a former president.

Once Bush lies in state, his casket will be transported by motorcade on Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held.

The speakers at this event will include his son, former President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyoming, and presidential biographer Jon Meacham, who also eulogized Barbara Bush.

Bush's remains will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night until Wednesday.

Union Pacific Railroad will be part of this week's funeral procession for President George H.W. Bush, who died November 30 at the age of 94. The president will designate Wednesday, December 5th as a National Day Of Mourning.

George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of mourners paying their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a nearby pond and others contributing to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at both the library and a park in downtown Houston. The crew has been tasked by Trump with carrying out "Special Air Mission 41". The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other US presidential couple.

George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died on November 30, and President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a National Day of Mourning.

Dukakis, 85, blames himself for his election loss as the Democratic nominee, saying he didn't respond aggressively to a Bush campaign ad featuring a convicted murderer named Willie Horton who raped a woman and stabbed her partner while out of prison on a MA furlough program.

Bush and Bill Clinton smile as they leave the Oval Office in 2005. He was denied a second term by Clinton, who would later become a close friend.

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