Body Of George H.W. Bush Returns To Washington

Sully the golden Labrador is going to help wounded heroes once his service with the former US president is finished

Sully the golden Labrador is going to help wounded heroes once his service with the former US president is finished

The remains of the late U.S. President George H.W. Bush began a final journey on Monday, traveling from Texas back to America's capital city where he served four years in Congress, one at the helm of the Central Intelligence Agency, eight as vice president and four in the White House.

Mr Bush's body is due to lie in state this week ahead of a day of national mourning.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the first official to speak in the Rotunda, described George HW Bush as a "humble servant" and "a principled leader".

"We will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that our network remains fluid and we do not experience any impacts to our package delivery operations that might negatively affect our customers or business partners during the remainder of our busy holiday season", the Postal Service said in a statement.

A similar outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died late on Friday at his home in Houston. Four former presidents and President Donald Trump will be attending his funeral at the National Cathedral. Bush was the nation's 41st president, hence the locomotive bears the number 4141. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age three.

The speakers at this event will include his son, former President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyoming, and presidential biographer Jon Meacham, who also eulogized Barbara Bush.

Asked about his call on Saturday with President Trump, he said it was a brief, but pleasant conversation.

The 41st U.S. president died at his Houston home on Friday, aged 94, and the image of Sully next to the flag-draped casket was accompanied by the caption: "Mission complete".

It features a photograph of Sully laying down in front of Bush and Bill Clinton, the man who defeated him in the 1992 presidential race.

Baker said the elder Bush's last words were, "I love you, too", spoken to the younger President Bush, the country's 43rd president.

He was denied a second term by Arkansas Gov. Clinton, who would later become a close friend. The train will take about 2½ hours to travel roughly 70 miles to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

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