President H.W. Bush to lie in state in Washington, D.C.


In keeping with presidential tradition, a detailed schedule of the funeral and memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush was released Saturday evening, with ceremonies planned in Houston, Washington, D.C., Spring, Texas, and College Station, Texas.

The state funeral of late former President George H.W. Bush will commence on December 3 and span four days, with 11 ceremonies and three services in two states and the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense announced.

With improved technology, news spread more quickly when the United States held the state funeral for President Abraham Lincoln on April 19, 1865.

Family and friends will then gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday.

He added: "A attractive day In Texas - 'ceiling and visibility unlimited, ' Mr. President".

In Washington, Bush will lie in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol tomorrow and Wednesday.

Trump has said he and wife Melania will attend. The elder Bush liked the choice of both men, who had also served with him.

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The specially trained lab will travel with Bush's casket to Washington D.C today. Credit Instagram
The specially trained lab will travel with Bush's casket to Washington D.C today. Credit Instagram

A highly trained service dog, Sully will now go back into service to help other veterans and is going to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, former President George W. Bush wrote in an Instagram post.

Baker said the elder Bush's last words were, "I love you, too", spoken to the younger President Bush, the country's 43rd president.

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.

Baker instead emphasised his friend's foreign-policy successes: navigating the end of the Cold War, negotiating two nuclear arms-reduction treaties, and summoning a varied global coalition to eject Iraqi troops from Kuwait in the first Gulf War.

Last week, things took a decided turn for the worse, Baker said on ABC. He looked at me, he says, 'Hey, Bake.

In the order, Trump said the decision was meant "as a mark of respect for George Herbert Walker Bush, the forty-first President of the United States".

"Little did I know or did he know, of course, that by 10 o'clock that night he'd be in heaven", Baker said.

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