Service dog accompanies late president Bush on final farewell

06 December, 2018, 05:35 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • George H.W. Bush through the years

X-Men actress Olivia Munn shared the photo, saying: "President George H.W. Bush".

Colorful socks were one of the former president's favorite fashion accessories.

A meeting scheduled for Tuesday between the president and Congress' top Democrats, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has also reportedly been put on hold until after the president's funeral. The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day for the national day of mourning. The United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity.

Bush died at his Houston home on Friday at age 94.

Bush introduced Sully in June by releasing a photo of himself sitting with the yellow Labrador and a special guest, former president Bill Clinton. An invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral, to be attended by President Donald Trump and other dignitaries.

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. "And the contrast between George H.W. Bush and the current president could not be more stark".

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Bush's body will be transported by a motorcade Monday morning from a Houston funeral home to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, a Texas Air National Guard base. "Bush 43" and Laura, the former first lady, climbed the plane's stairs and gave a somber wave, followed by the rest of of the extended family.

With hands on hearts, members of Bush's cabinet, lawmakers and Supreme Court justices honoured the 41st president as his flag-draped casket entered the Capitol Rotunda.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in USA history.

Retired general Colin Powell, who as chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was George H.W. Bush's top military adviser, said Bush was the "perfect American" for serving his country in so many different capacities and should be remembered for "a life of quality, a life of honour, a life of honesty, a life of total concern for the American people".

The funeral train will include UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, during a ceremony near the library and museum on the Texas A&M University campus.

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