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Things to know about George H.W. Bush funeral services

Godofredo A. Vasquez  Houston Chronicle via AP

The golden labrador who worked as a service dog for President George HW Bush has been pictured resting beside his coffin, in a moving tribute.

"Mission complete", McGrath tweeted, showing Sully the dog.

Jeb Bush, sone of the 41st president and the former governor of Florida, retweeted the photo, with the simple words: "Sully has the watch". A World War II hero who gave his service revolver to a Navy lieutenant aboard the submarine that rescued him after his plane was shot down.

Sully H.W. Bush, service dog of former President George H.W. Bush, will accompany the late commander-in-chief one last time - travelling alongside his casket as it heads to Washington, DC, this week for his funeral, a report says. "Thank you for your service, Mr. President".

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

An arrival ceremony involving both the House and Senate will be held at 4:45 p.m. ET on Monday at the US Capitol, where Bush will lie in state in the rotunda until Wednesday morning.

A tribute website for Bush has been set up on which funeral details will be posted.

Sully will now join the facility dog program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.