House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol this week, giving Americans a final chance to pay their respects. "As home to Points of Light, the City of Atlanta recognizes President Bush's many contributions outside the sphere of politics and we join our country in mourning his passing". "He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings", the former president's office said in a statement.
A tribute website for Bush has been set up on which funeral details will be posted.
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Family and friends will then gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday.
Once back in Texas, "Bush's remains will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church" in Houston from Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. until Thursday at 6 a.m., again "with a guard of honor in attendance", according to officials. From there, a funeral train transports Bush to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, the site of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where he will be laid to rest. The remains will be transported by funeral auto (train) to College Station. Texas A-and-M says that Bush will be buried alongside his wife Barbara and his daughter Robin in his family plot.