George H.W. Bush lies in state in Washington

George H.W. Bush lies in state in Washington

Mr Bush, who served as the 41st USA president between 1989 and 1993, died late on Friday in Texas at the age of 94.

Captioned, "Mission complete" by Bush's former spokesman Jim McGrath, the photograph served as a heartbreaking farewell between Bush and Sully, who the former president began working with after his wife Barbara Bush died earlier this year.

Colonel Rob Maness weighs in after the passing of the former president.

The public will be able to pay respects at the rotunda from 19:30 local time on Monday (00:30 GMT Tuesday), until Wednesday's invitation-only funeral service at the National Cathedral.

Mr Bush's body is due to lie in state this week ahead of a day of national mourning.

The former president will lie in state inside the U.S. Capitol building from late Monday to Wednesday morning.

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Sully the dog will be travelling with the casket on the flight from Texas to Washington DC on Monday.

President Trump plans to attend. USA bond and options markets were also due to be closed, with energy and foreign exchange markets expected to remain open. Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney told Politico he will deliver one of several eulogies at the service, at Bush's request.

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

His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

'The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for the 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens'. "He knew it meant the death of people.He wanted to avoid a war". Thousands paid their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a pond and others contributed to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at the library and a park in downtown Houston. Steele says his father and Bush had a great time fishing the rivers around Labrador. He looked at me, he says, 'Hey, Bake.

"He set a good example for all of us", said Smith, 39. "I count myself lucky for many reasons; but for the opportunity to call George Bush a mentor, I can't help but think I'm the luckiest man in America".

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