A full schedule of George H.W. Bush’s memorial events, funeral
Dec 05 2018
Financial markets and The Supreme Court will also take the day off to honor him.
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.
As George H.W. Bush lies in state at the U.S. Capitol - giving the public a chance to mourn - a special friend came to pay his respects to the 41st president.
"All his years in public service were characterized by kindness, modesty and patriotism", Pence said. An invitation-only funeral service, which the Trumps will attend, is set for Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral. Bush, 94, died Friday.
Jim McGrath, spokesman for the Bush family, tweeted that Bush "will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service".
Sully was trained by America's VetDogs to help the former president - who had Parkinson's disease and used a wheelchair since 2012 - to assist with basic tasks like picking items up and opening doors.
As official Washington paid its respects inside the Capitol, Americans queued up outside the Capitol Visitor Center for their chance. InsideEdition.com's Stephanie Officer has more.
"I think he was one of the kindest, most generous men", said Marge Frazier, who visited the downtown statue on Sunday while showing friends from California around.
"And I would want to encourage moms to look at what good leaders are and to never lose hope that they can't raise their children with good morals and integrity". The late President Bush called Trump a "blowhard".
Joining George W. Bush as eulogists Wednesday: Alan Simpson, the former senator and acerbic wit from Wyoming, Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who also gave a eulogy for Reagan; and presidential historian Jon Meacham.
His body will return to Houston on Wednesday evening and will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church until Thursday morning when he will be eulogized during a funeral at the church.
He insists Bush's passing marks the end of an era.
"We remember President Bush admiringly as a veteran who fought totalitarianism, a statesman who advocated for freedom, a leader who served his country, and an unabashedly dedicated family man", Stacey Cunningham, NYSE Group President said in a statement. He described Bush as a "very humble, caring person - you could tell, just how he treated people".