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Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush

Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush

Mrs. Bush also visited with friends who take care of the White House residence, where she and President George W. Bush lived during his two terms in office from 2001 to 2009. An assistant helped keep Dole steady on his feet, according to video from C-SPAN.

He wrote: "As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home as he did to 41".

Mr. Bush, 94, died late Friday night.

Their presence was to commemorate Mr Bush's signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 1990 law that, among its many provisions, required businesses that prohibit pets to give access to service dogs.

Delivering a eulogy will be James Baker, Bush's former secretary of state and longtime confidant.

Bush said Trump and Congress' devotion of time to his grandfather's legacy reflects the late president's commitment to bipartisanship.

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"There's a time for politics and there's a time for governing, but there's also a time for reflection, and this is a time for reflection for our country to think about the values that make our country great", Bush added. Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Senator Alan Simpson and biographer Jon Meacham are others who are confirmed to speak during the events commemorating the United States' 41st president, although the official line-up does not out the names of speakers. Bush passed away on November 30, 2018.

"He taught us public service was noble and necessary", his son and the 43rd president, George W. Bush, told the invited guests at Washington National Cathedral.

They stood in front of the casket with their eyes closed for a few moments, before Mr Trump saluted the casket. Bush's casket will depart for Joint Base Andrews and then return to Texas.

Democrat Bill Clinton coasted to victory, ending Bush's presidency.

Federal departments and agencies will be closed Wednesday as well, including the U.S. Postal Service. He also suggested that when Bush died, he would meet his wife of 73 years in heaven and she would playfully demand "What took you so long?"

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