Body Of George H.W. Bush Returns To Washington

Body Of George H.W. Bush Returns To Washington

Mourners began lining up at the Capitol to pay respects to Bush, who died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife Barbara. The casket was flown in from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, a Texas Air National Guard base, aboard an aircraft that often serves as Air Force One. "Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans", Bush said on Twitter about the dog in June.

Sully, a yellow labrador, is loved by the Bushes and thousands of fans who follow an instagram account chronicling his time helping the former president during daily life. A funeral service is set for Wednesday at the National Cathedral.

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, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state beneath the soaring U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday.

The House has canceled all votes for the week and the Senate has postponed votes until after the Wednesday funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.

Migrant caravan relocated to new shelter farther from the border
Mexico has offered asylum to the members of the caravan , but many are still trying to make their way to the United States. Some migrants may hope to defeat the odds and penetrate one of the most fortified sections of the southern U.S. border.

Trump has ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday and both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed in observance. The Facebook page for the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum also shared the image. The crew has been tasked by Trump with carrying out "Special Air Mission 41".

During this service Bush's grandson George P. Bush will speak as will Bush's best friend, James Baker, Bush's chief of staff and Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury. The current president gave Bush, a decorated WWII naval aviator who flew several combat missions, a brief salute before the first couple left the Capitol.

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.

Bush and Bill Clinton smile as they leave the Oval Office in 2005. The pair worked together to raise tens of millions of dollars for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, which swamped New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005.

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