The nation honors George H.W. Bush

The nation honors George H.W. Bush

The nation honors George H.W. Bush

- Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath on Sunday night honored the service dog who accompanied George H.W. Bush during the former president's final months.

According to the American media, Sully will travel with George HW Bush's body to USA capital Washington, where the former U.S. president will be laid to rest on Wednesday.

This week will see four days of events including a state funeral at the National Cathedral in the USA capital on Wednesday. Retired Union Pacific General Director Mike Iden said that while touring the locomotive after its unveiling in 2005, Bush paused in the conductor's cab. He said it was going to be a tough week and he looked forward to it being over.

Sully will reportedly make one last journey with the former president, accompanying his casket to Washington, DC, where Bush will lie in state from Monday.

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. The train will take about 2½ hours to travel roughly 70 miles to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

Bush was remembered just feet away from what he called "Democracy's front porch", the west-facing steps of the Capitol where he was sworn in as president. President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed on Wednesday for a national day of mourning, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump.

Mr Bush, who died over the weekend aged 94, had a form of Parkinson's disease.

X-Men actress Olivia Munn shared the photo, saying: "President George H.W. Bush".

Bush will then be returned to Houston to lie in repose at St Martin's Episcopal church before burial on Thursday at his family plot on the library grounds.

Others on social media also commended Sully for his service to the former president. A World War II hero who gave his service revolver to a Navy lieutenant aboard the submarine that rescued him after his plane was shot down.

Dick Cheney, who before becoming vice president served as defense secretary under the elder Bush, joined Baker on Sunday's news broadcast, saying, "He was an extraordinarily consequential president".

After the war he started an oil business in Texas before entering politics aged 40. The pair worked together to raise tens of millions of dollars for victims of a 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and of Hurricane Katrina, which swamped New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005.

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