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

Heather Diaz
December 4, 2018

Former president George H.W. Bush died on Sunday, but his service dog Sully H.W. Bush is still on duty and heavily mourning his loss.

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

The four-day tribute will start on Monday morning with a departure ceremony held at the Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston at 11:30 a.m. ET, according to ABC News.

The 41st president died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94.

President George HW Bush has returned to Washington for a final time, to lie in state at the US Capitol.

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.

On Monday, the former first lady tweeted that she would be cancelling planned stops in Paris and Berlin on December 5 and 6 to attend the funeral of President George H.W. Bush. Former president Jimmy Carter will also be there.

Friends and family will pay their final respects at a funeral in Houston on Thursday. After the hour-long service, a motorcade will transport Bush's casket to a train station north of Houston, near the worldwide airport named after Bush.

George HW Bush Remembered Locally
George H.W. Bush’s service dog accompanies casket to D.C.

He will be buried at the presidential library in Texas, alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, who died seven months ago.

"He was just a high-quality man who truly loved his family", Trump said Saturday while in Argentina.

One of Bush's major achievements was assembling the worldwide military coalition that liberated the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait from invading neighbor Iraq in 1991.

The dog, "Sully", a specially trained Golden Labrador Retriever, is seen next to the 41st president's flag-draped coffin.

A humble hero of World War II, Bush was 20 when he survived being shot down during a bombing run over Japan.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the first official to speak in the Rotunda, described George H.W. Bush as a "humble servant" and "a principled leader". He had joined the Navy when he turned 18.

The photo touched the hearts of many Twitter users.

In much the same way, Bush Senior's defeat by Bill Clinton in the "it's the economy, stupid" election of 1992 has gone down in history as the necessary downfall of a detached oligarch at the hands of a sax-happy Baby Boomer.

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