Sully the Service Dog Lies by President George H.W

Howard TerryDec 06, 2018

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

Trump has not always uttered kind words about the Bush family. President Donald Trump renewed his threat of a shutdown last week, but in light of ceremonies for Bush, he said Saturday he was open to a short-term extension of spending talks if congressional leaders request one. He said it was going to be a tough week and he looked forward to it being over.

Vice President Pence, remembering Bush's service as a naval aviator in World War II and his life in public service, said "he never failed to answer the call to serve his country".

The speakers at this event will include his son, former President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyoming, and presidential biographer Jon Meacham, who also eulogized Barbara Bush.

One of Bush's former senior aides, Ron Kaufman, says Bush's death marks "the end of a culture - a culture of civility".

After making the short trip back to the White House, Trump posted a video to Twitter with the hashtag #Remembering41.

Historians believe Harry S. Truman's folksy aphorism about friends in Washington and dogs is probably apocryphal - the 33rd United States president didn't actually like dogs - but he would surely have fallen for Sully's charms. In August, the late GOP Sen.

State funerals are traditionally held for current or former presidents and other officials designated by the president.

As of Monday morning, all living Presidents are expected to attend Bush's funeral on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.

The entire campus, except for dining services, will be closed for the day. He died Friday at his Houston home at age 94, and his body is heading to Washington for a state funeral. The train will take about 2½ hours to travel roughly 70 miles to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

Bush's casket, along with members of the Bush family and the late president's former service dog, Sully, arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C., around 3:30 p.m. ET.

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