'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

'Mission complete': Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

He will lie in state until Wednesday, when funerary services will take place at the Washington National Cathedral.

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The political dynasty, led by son and former President George W. Bush, accompanied the patriarch's body on the flight aboard the presidential plane from Texas to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, and then on a trip down Pennsylvania Avenue to the steps of the Capitol.

Bush said Trump and Congress' devotion of time to his grandfather's legacy reflects the late president's commitment to bipartisanship.

The gesture was marked by decades of friendship between the two politicians, both of whom served in World War II.

The CIA, too, honored Bush, the only spy chief to become president, as three agency directors past and present joined the public in the viewing.

Fred Curry, one of the few African-Americans in line, is a registered Democrat from Hyattsville, Maryland, who voted for Bush in 1988, the election won by the one-term president.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the first official to speak in the Rotunda, described George H.W. Bush as a "humble servant" and "a principled leader".

"Jeb, Neil, Marvin, Doro, and I are saddened to announce that after 94 remarkable years, our dear Dad has died", the message read.

Retired Sen. Bob Dole, of Kansas, who was once Bush's rival for the presidency also paid his respects.

The late president will be taken by train to College Station, where he will be buried on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

Mary Kasper, of Arlington, Virginia, said she was working overseas in London during the first Gulf War, deemed an unqualified success on Mr. Bush's watch. "President Bush answered the call to serve whenever our nation needed him - and we needed him often and in so many important capacities".

He graduated from Yale in 1948 with a degree in economics.

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