Bush Family Does Not Want Repeat of McCain Funeral

Bush Family Does Not Want Repeat of McCain Funeral

The Postal Service announced that it will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 on the national day of mourning that was declared by President Trump's executive order closing federal offices.

Visitors pay their respects to late former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, in Washington D.C., the United States, on December 4, 2018.

Trump tweeted of the funeral ceremonies, which opened in Texas and came to Washington on Monday, with Bush lying in state at the Capitol until the Washington National Cathedral service.

On Sunday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order "to allow Federal employees to join their fellow citizens in remembering our forty-first President of the United States".

Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94, will be memorialized on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington. The late President Bush called Trump a "blowhard".

Jennifer Jacobs, White House reporter for Bloomberg News, posted a photo of the readying motorcade and the news that Trump didn't want to walk.

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Joe McGarvey, a 62-year old Democrat, was one of the people who waited in line to pay his respects to what he described as "a man who gave a life of service to the country".

At the services held at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, the golden retriever named Sully, after pilot Sully Sullenberger, stood by his former owner's casket for one last time. Bush is survived by five children, including former president George Bush and former Florida governor and presidential candidate Jeb Bush, and 17 grandchildren.

Upon his death, Queen Elizabeth II also released a statement.

Although Bush's funeral services are suffused with the flourishes accorded presidents, by his choice they will not include a formal funeral procession through downtown Washington. Bush will lie in state there for public visitation through Wednesday.

The younger President Bush, his wife, Laura, and others from the family traveled on the flight from Houston.

Bush went on to win the presidency in 2000, serving eight years in the White House.

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