George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeral

Photo of George HW Bush's service dog mourning at his casket pulls the internet's heartstrings

Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, arrived in Washington this morning to join the family in celebrating the life of former President George H.W. Bush. One of Bush's last wishes was for Sully to continue to serve and he will return to NY for the holidays before heading to Washington, D.C. There, he will join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.

The official ceremonies honoring the late George H.W. Bush began Monday as his family watched members of the U.S. Secret Service carry his casket from a funeral chapel in Houston to a waiting hearse.

Bush Senior died at on Friday at the age of 94.

Bush's body is scheduled to lie in state at the US Capitol from 5 p.m. on Monday until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

George H.W. Bush and the four living ex-presidents gather in the White House shortly after Barack Obama's election.

Bush's eldest son, former President George W. Bush, posted an Instagram photo of Sully lying in front of his old master's casket on Sunday. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol starting Monday and a service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral later in the week. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.




His son and 43rd United States president George W Bush posted an Instagram photo of Sully lying in front of his old master's casket on Sunday. The Facebook page for the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum also shared the image. When former President Bill Clinton visited Bush in early 2018, the former presidential race opponents got chuckles thanks to Bush's selection of socks emblazoned with Clinton's face.

However it is unclear if 94-year-old Jimmy Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, is well enough to attend. 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.

The former president's remains will be flown to Washington, D.C. on Monday following a departure ceremony in Houston, Texas.

After Wednesday, Bush will then be returned to Houston for burial Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

He was denied a second term by Arkansas Gov. Clinton, who would later become a close friend.

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