Things to know about George H.W. Bush funeral services

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George H.W. Bush passed away late Friday night.

The Bush family's post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath shared the photo on Twitter Sunday with the hashtag #remembering41.

The former president's body will arrive in Washington, D.C., today to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41", Bush wrote.

The coffin will be flown from Texas to DC on board Air Force One - temporarily renamed Special Air Mission 41, in homage to the late president - and then back on Wednesday, with Sully accompanying the body throughout.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

Social media users thanked Sully for his services and commented on his and dogs' loyalty generally towards their owners.

VetDogs says Sully is named after former airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, who is known for landing a damaged passenger jet on the Hudson River in 2009.

Sully, who is trained with tasks related to pushing, tugging, bracing and retrieval, will join Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program, America's VetDogs announced on Facebook.

Both Bush's wife Barbara, the former first lady who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child, are laid to rest on the library's grounds.

Jeb Bush also saluted Sully.

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