George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

George HW Bush's service dog Sully pays touching last tribute

Despite the fact that Trump's rise to power included lambasting past presidents, including both Bushes, the President has responded to Bush's death with repeated laudatory comments.

During this service Bush's grandson George P. Bush will speak as will Bush's best friend, James Baker, Bush's chief of staff and Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury. His death also reduces membership in the exclusive ex-presidents' club to four: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Former President George H.W. Bush wears socks depicting military jets flying in formation during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in December 2016.

Later Monday night, President Trump and the first lady paid their respects to Bush at the Capitol Rotunda.

The president's spokesman, Jim McGrath, uploaded the picture to social media with the caption, "Mission complete".

The funeral at the Washington National Cathedral, set to be attended by a wide array of former presidents and politicians, including Donald Trump, will last 90 minutes.

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

Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94.

The casket will return to Texas for a funeral Thursday afternoon at his presidential library in College Station.

The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq U.S. equities and options markets and the Chicago Stock Exchange also will be closed on Wednesday.

A humble hero of World War II, Bush was just 20 when he survived being shot down during a bombing run over a Japanese island. He joined the navy when he turned 18. "Thank you for your service, Mr. President". He would go on to serve as ambassador to the United Nations and China, head of the Central Intelligence Agency and chair of the Republican National Committee before being elected to two terms as Ronald Reagan's vice-president. The detail, made up of agents who enjoyed a close relationship with the former President, will be with him until he is interred and in the second vehicle in the motorcades that will lead to all the ceremonies.

Bush visits a tent camp for natural disaster survivors on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2006.

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