Emotional picture shows President George HW Bush’s dog lying in vigil

Erika Holt
December 4, 2018

"We are forever grateful to his service to the American people".

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The casket will then be flown back to Houston, where the former head of state will lie in repose at St Martin's Episcopal Church - where the Bushes worshipped for decades - until Thursday's funeral service.

Bush died at 94 on Friday.

A funeral mass will be held at the church at 10 a.m. local time on December 6 for invited guests.

A ceremony will be held at the train station as Bush's casket is loaded onto a Union Pacific train.

The locomotive has been painted the colors of the Air Force One plane used during Bush's presidency and bears the number "4141" in honor of the 41st president.

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George W Bush said that during his two terms in office, he rarely called on his father's counsel.

George Herbert Walker Bush took office in 1989 as the 41st US president and served one term in the White House.

Sully, the service dog of President George H.W. Bush, keeping watch over his best friend.

Bush is one of the few who had a Navy ship named after them while they were still alive.

On Sunday, students, staff and visitors had flocked to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University, with thousands of mourners paying their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a nearby pond and others contributing to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at both the library and a park in downtown Houston.

Sully went to work with Bush this summer after former first lady Barbara Bush passed away earlier this year.

There seems to be a taboo in the direct aftermaths of the death of great national figures like George H.W. Bush and John McCain to not "speak ill of the dead" and to instead eulogize their accomplishments as eminent men of politics.

On the flight from Houston to Washington D.C. will be the 41st President's sons, George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, and Neil Bush and several grandchildren, CNN said.

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