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

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

Sully had been trained by America's VetDogs, a nonprofit that provides service dogs.

"This will be about the celebration of the noble public service that George H.W. Bush gave".

People filed into the Capitol throughout the chilly, overcast day to pay respects to the 41st president, a son and father of privilege now celebrated by everyday citizens for his common courtesies and depth of experience. On Monday, his body was brought to the US Capitol rotunda where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning, an honor reserved for government officials and military officers. The late President Bush called Trump a "blowhard". On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m ET memorial service.

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George W. and Laura Bush entered first, and the former president put his hand on the flag-draped casket holding the remains of his father.

"I am saddened to learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush". Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, placed wreaths in the short ceremony before the rotunda was to be opened to the public.

"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.

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He will be buried alongside his wife Barbara Bush who died seven months ago, and Robin Bush, the daughter the couple lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday, followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

President Donald Trump, who was not present for the hourlong tribute with the other leaders, arrived later with first lady Melania Trump to pay respects. Many banks and other businesses also will shut down, and government buildings are flying flags at half-staff until December 30. The New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Exchange and US bond market will all close in honor of former President George H.W. Bush.

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Christine Dube, who lives in Vermont, but travels to DC periodically for work, said she believes Bush was from an era where people did "the right thing and you care about America and that comes first".

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