George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, is honored: 'Mission complete'

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Maryland joins federal departments and agencies, including the U.S. Postal Service, in closing Wednesday out of respect for the 41st president.

30, will be honored Wednesday at a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital, beginning at 11 a.m.

Later in the evening, after the family and dignitaries had departed, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects, standing for two minutes before the casket. His memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. "David Gergen just mentioned we need to give him credit for not tweeting out nasty things about President Bush". The former president was eulogized by both Vice President Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan, among other politicians. His son, George W. Bush, later released a statement about the passing of his father. Bush was a pilot in the Navy who served in World War II.

Sully showed up Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, sitting in front of Bush's casket at the Capitol Rotunda, along with people who benefited from the ADA passage under our 41st 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". "And President Bush was a bipartisan president".

His wife, Elizabeth, is also very close with the Bush family, and served as a Republican senator from North Carolina for several years.

One source with knowledge of the funeral arrangements told The Washington Post that Bush "wouldn't want anyone there to feel uncomfortable, including the incumbent president".

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

"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.

Bush was elected USA president in 1988 as the successor to Ronald Reagan.