Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

Ruben Ruiz
December 6, 2018

President Donald Trump has designated today as a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush, who died November 30.

President Donald Trump had no speaking role during the Episcopalian service, a break from recent tradition and in accordance with George H.W. Bush's wishes.

Trump has said some rather negative things about the Clintons and the Obamas in the past.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, his casket will be taken to the National Cathedral for a funeral.

On Thursday, his body will be flown back to Texas to be buried near his wife Barbara Bush and his daughter Robin at the The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Mrs.

People filed into the Capitol throughout the chilly, overcast day to pay respects to the 41st president, a son and father of privilege now celebrated by everyday citizens for his common courtesies and depth of experience.

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"I might have left Air Force One behind", Bush quipped during the 2005 unveiling of 4141, a blue and grey locomotive commissioned in honour of the 41st president and unveiled at Texas A&M University. "Honestly I just liked him", he said.

The Episcopal service will include four eulogies, from Bush's son, the former president, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Evan Meacham, who wrote a biography of Bush.

The images come just days after Sully's Instagram account shared a photo of the visibly sad pup in front of Bush's casket.

Cannon fire roared again outside the Capitol as the sun sank and the younger Mr Bush stood with his hand over his heart, watching the casket's procession up the steps.

"After Mrs. Bush's death, general companionship was a big part of Sully's job", John Miller, president and CEO of America's VetDogs, said in a phone interview. On Tuesday, Sully - who's named after pilot Sully Sullenberger - sat alongside Bush's casket as it lay in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

The New York Stock Exchange will suspend normal trading and the Nasdaq will also close for the day.

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