Huizenga Reacts to George H.W. Bush's Death

Huizenga Reacts to George H.W. Bush's Death

Former President George W. Bush, the eldest of the four Bush sons, and his wife, Laura, along with brother Neil Bush and his family, boarded the plane for the cross-country trip to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington. The casket was flown in from Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, a Texas Air National Guard base, aboard an aircraft that often serves as Air Force One.

Bush's body is scheduled to lie in state at the US Capitol from 5 p.m. on Monday until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Jim McGrath, spokesman for H.W. Bush, on Sunday tweeted a photo of the 41st president's service dog, Sully, lying in front of a casket draped in the American flag.

Bush, who served a single term in the White House 1989 to 1993, will receive a state funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, followed by burial Thursday at his presidential library in Texas. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

President Donald Trump will not speak at the funeral, sources with knowledge of the plans tell CNN, but has said that he will attend Wednesday's memorial.

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He said Bush's "quality of life had deteriorated a lot" in recent months, but that near the end he was able to talk by phone with his adult children, including former President George W. Bush.

A caption alongside the original Instagram post on Sully's official account read "Mission complete" as the dog prepares to go back to VetDogs to be re-homed with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre's Facility Dog Programme which helps other veterans.

However it is unclear if 94-year-old Jimmy Carter, who was president from 1977 to 1981, is well enough to attend.

"It was at that point, President Bush said, 'Can I take this for a drive?" The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other US presidential couple. His body will then be transported by a special train to its final resting place, the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. "And the contrast between George H.W. Bush and the current president could not be more stark". The detail, made up of agents who enjoyed a close relationship with the former President, will be with him until he is interred and in the second vehicle in the motorcades that will lead to all the ceremonies.

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