Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

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Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

He was also a U.S. congressman from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, chairman of the Republican National Committee, head of the U.S. Liaison Office in China, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and a decorated World War II Navy pilot who flew 58 missions in the Pacific.

Bush is the 12th USA president to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda. At the casket's side, the aide lifted Dole, 95, into a standing position.

During Dole's salute to Bush, the attending crowd remained silent. Bush died last week at the age of 94 at his home in Texas after years of failing health.

Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning.

President Donald Trump has declared December 5 as a National Day of Mourning. The pair quickly bonded, with the former president even buying socks in honor of his beloved companion.

The Honor Guard carries the casket of former president George Herbert Walker Bush down the center isle following a memorial ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington, Dec. 5, 2018. They paused steps from Bush's casket for a minute, with Trump saluting and Melania Trump placing her hand over her heart, before they quietly walked away.

The late Mr Bush called Mr Trump a "blowhard".

Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush
Final Eulogies Set for Former US President George HW Bush

His wife, Elizabeth, is also very close with the Bush family, and served as a Republican senator from North Carolina for several years.

Although Mr Bush's funeral services are suffused with the flourishes accorded presidents, by his choice they will not include a formal funeral procession through downtown Washington.

After services in Washington, Bush's remains will be returned to Houston to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot on the presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Sully came to live with Bush in June, following his wife's death in April.

The New York Stock Exchange will also be closed on Wednesday.

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