George H.W. Bush will be buried wearing socks honoring Navy service

George H.W. Bush will be buried wearing socks honoring Navy service

America's 41st president died late Friday at his home in Houston.

The picture was tweeted by Mr Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, showing Sully next to Mr Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption: "Mission complete".

Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness.

President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials.

Trump has not always uttered kind words about the Bush family. Bush's family has not said who will speak at the service. The couple had six children, including George W. Bush, who would become the nation's 43rd president in 2000.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

Today, his casket arrives at the US Capitol, where he'll lie in state.

To honor the former president, the global nonprofit Points of Light, founded by Bush, invited the public to celebrate Bush by giving a day of service in his memory.

The honorary pallbearers in Washington - for both Bush's entry into the Rotunda and the National Cathedral - will be Navy captains and admirals who have commanded the USS George H.W. Bush and members of the carrier strike group.

Sully is named after former airline pilot Chesley B.

Following the week of services, Bush will be laid to rest on his presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University, where his wife and Robin, his daughter who died of leukemia in 1953, are buried.

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