Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

George HW Bush's Service Dog Sully Pictured By Coffin

George HW Bush's Service Dog Sully Pictured By Coffin

In this October 22, 2010 photo, Former President George H.W. Bush, left, and golfing great Arnold Palmer acknowledge the gallery at the Champions Tour golf tournament in The Woodlands, Texas.

Bush will lie in state in the Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday evening through to Wednesday.

As the nation mourned the death of former president George H.W. Bush over the weekend, his beloved service dog was by his side to the end.

Before that his remains will be taken to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, Houston and Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, ABC said.

To view the Washington Post's live stream of the arrival ceremony in Washington for viewing at the U.S. Capitol, click on this link.

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See photos from Bush's last journey to D.C. below.

The crew, who flew the plane to Houston on Sunday, have been tasked with carrying out "Special Air Mission 41", the number a reference to Bush's place in the roster of America's presidents.

Another of Mr Bush's sons, 43rd President George W Bush, wrote on Instagram: "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, Walter Reed, that be brought to 41". This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station.

The photo, posted initially by Bush's son George, shows the yellow lab slumped by Bush's casket. His casket will be transported by motorcade Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held at 11 a.m. EST.

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Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in US history.

Colorful socks were one of the former president's favorite fashion accessories.

"If [lawmakers] come, which they have, to talk about an extension because of President Bush's passing, I would absolutely consider it and probably give it", Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One Saturday.

Trump has ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday and both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed in observance.

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