State Funeral Arrangements for George H.W. Bush Announced

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A heartbreaking photo shows former US President George H.W. Bush's dog lying next to his casket, after the death of the 94-year-old on Friday.

A tribute website has been set up, where more details about Bush's funeral will be posted.

It was placed into a hearse headed to Houston's Ellington Field, where a presidential aircraft waited to carry Bush's body to Washington for the state funeral.

President Donald Trump announced he'll send Air Force One to Texas to carry Bush's body to Washington from Houston on December 3.

"Mission complete", Jim McGrath tweeted along with the photo.

"A lovely day In Texas - 'ceiling and visibility unlimited, ' Mr. President", he wrote - using a phrase that Bush held dear from his time in the Navy, and one used by his family and friends to discreetly spread the news of his death. Bush's body is scheduled to lie in state at the US Capitol from 5 p.m. on Monday until 10 a.m. on Wednesday. The House is also expected to approve by unanimous consent a two-week extension to government funding, which would run out on Friday; that would avert, for now, a partial government shutdown that was looming. Bush's family has not said who will speak at the service.

Not all USA presidents have been fond of dogs though: John F Kennedy was allergic to dogs, and Donald Trump does not have one. From there, a funeral train transports Bush to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, the site of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where he will be laid to rest.

The 41st president added Sully to his family this past June. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3. Thousands paid their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a pond and others contributed to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at the library and a park in downtown Houston.

That was a time that saw the end of the Cold War as well as the United States' routing of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's army in the 1991 Gulf War.

"And 41 said, 'I love you, too, ' and those were the last words that he ever spoke", Baker said. He opened his eyes.

George W Bush said that during his two terms in office, he rarely called on his father's counsel. He looked at me, he says, 'Hey, Bake.

In a recent essay, Clinton declared of Bush: "I just loved him".

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