Solemn public pays tribute as Bush lies in state in Rotunda

Former President George H. W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda Wednesday Dec. 5 2018 in Washington

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, is honored: 'Mission complete'

Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals announced that all courts in Maryland, including district, circuit and appeals courts, will also be closed December 5.

According to a former White House official to Bush senior, President Trump was told months ago that he would be welcome at any funeral.

Prepare to have your heart melted. yes, that's Sully, the still loyal companion to President George H.W. Bush, remaining by the late President's side after a last-minute change of plans kept the pup in D.C. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, placed wreaths in the short ceremony before the rotunda was to be opened to the public.

Trump also did not attend the funeral in August of another Republican giant, former senator John McCain. Bush will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda until Wednesday morning.

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Bob Dole, the former Republican leader of the Senate, saluted President George H.W. Bush on Tuesday during a visit to the Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to his fellow World War II veteran. "David Gergen just mentioned we need to give him credit for not tweeting out nasty things about President Bush".

She recalled Bush as a man of "honor, dignity and graciousness" and a president who worked across the aisle and sought good relations with other nations.

Since then, people have wondered where Sully will go now that his mission with the Bush family is almost complete. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and 41st president of the United States.

An 11 a.m. state funeral for the former president will be held at the Washington National Cathedral that day.

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The younger President Bush, his wife, Laura, and others from the family traveled on the flight from Houston. Said her friend Sue Miller, also in line for the viewing: "I actually think I underestimated him when he was in office".

After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday, followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. Bush will also be laid to rest next to Robin Bush, the family's 3-year-old daughter Pauline Robinson Bush, who died of leukemia 65 years ago.

After the death of the former president, current President Donald Trump declared Wednesday a National Day of Mourning.

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