George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeral

George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeral

George HW Bush casket to arrive in Washington before state funeral

Mayor Sylvester Turner has urged attendees to wear colorful socks, a nod to the former president's fondness for sporting loud socks often emblazoned with unusual patterns during public events.

The honorary pallbearers in Washington - for both Bush's entry into the Rotunda and the National Cathedral - will be Navy captains and admirals who have commanded the USS George H.W. Bush and members of the carrier strike group. Four former presidents and President Donald Trump will be attending his funeral at the National Cathedral. Turner tweeted that those in attendance should 'wear their own colorful socks'.

Visitors sign a guest book at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Center in College Station, Tex., on December 1, 2018.

Bush is shown with his son George W. Bush, who would later become USA president, and wife Barbara Bush in Rye, N.Y., in 1955.

Following the funeral in Washington, Bush's casket will be returned to Houston, where a private service is scheduled for Thursday.

Remembrances to George and Barbara Bush sprang up in the Houston neighbourhood where they made their home, at a memorial to President Bush at a city park and at the airport named in his honour.

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President and Mrs. Bush were frequent guests at Kyle Field along with many other@TAMU athletic venues. He died Friday in Houston at age 94.

A photo posted of George H.W. Bush's service dog appearing to mourn beside the casket of his old master has left social media a little teary-eyed. Alan Simpson, who became a close friend to Bush, and presidential historian Jon Meacham, the late president's biographer.

The entire campus, except for dining services, will be closed for the day. At the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, who passed eight months ago, Bush paid homage to his wife's favorite cause, literacy, by wearing socks decorated with stacks of colorful books.

The locomotive has been painted the colors of the Air Force One plane used during Bush's presidency and bears the number "4141" in honor of the 41st president.

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

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