George H.W. Bush's Final Flights On Air Force One

George H.W. Bush's Final Flights On Air Force One

George H.W. Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation Monday through Wednesday.

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Bush died at 94 on Friday. Howard heads the Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region, the almost 4,000-strong military task force that is overseeing the funeral.

He wrote, "Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called "Special Air Mission 41" tomorrow and Wednesday". The casket will be loaded onto a plane during a departure ceremony expected to start at 10:30am CST and flown to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Sure, the blue-blooded Bush dynasty injected respectability and a touch of aristocracy into "moderate" conservativism, but the social and political effects H.W.'s presidency had on the greater American people would have been similar under any Republican president: steadfast adherence to trickle-down economics, cutting the safety net and an aggressive foreign military policy.

Dozens of foreign leaders and U.S. luminaries are expected. An invitation-only funeral service is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

The image shows the former President's service dog lying next to his coffin during a service in Houston. A guard of honor will be in attendance.

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Mr Bush's body is due to lie in state this week ahead of a day of national mourning.

After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. But, thanks to a weak economy, voters rallied against him, leaving him to serve only one term as president. He spent time with his large family, thereafter, while his public agenda included a number of philanthropic activities.

Remembrances to George and Barbara Bush sprang up in the neighborhood where he made his home, at a memorial to President Bush at a city park and at the airport named in his honor.

Sully is to make his final journey with his old companion to Washington, DC, on Monday, a report says.

He passed away while surrounded by his family members and others.

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