Bush saluted by CIA comrades; service dog Sully comes, too

07 December, 2018, 05:58 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Sully The Service Dog Arrives To View Owner George H.W. Bush's Casket

Bush, the 41st U.S. president, died last week in Texas at 94.

Before George H.W. Bush's body leaves the nation's capitol Wednesday, veterans of his decades-long political career lined up to pay final respects to a man who they said reminds them of a kinder, gentler time in D.C.

Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell also spoke.

An aide helped Dole to his feet and supported him as he raised his left hand in salute to the flag-draped casket.

With Mr Bush's casket atop the 1865 Lincoln Catafalque - a platform used to raise caskets - dignitaries also came to honour the president, whose efforts for his country extended three quarters of a century from World War II through his final years in advocacy.

Fformer President George H.W. Bush and his wife Barbara wave out the window of a new locomotive numbered 4141.

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage called President Bush "Maine's president" in an order closing executive departments in the state, where the Bush family has a summer home.


Texas A&M says the private, graveside service for George H.W. Bush's family members has ended and the former president has been buried. A state funeral was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that Mrs. James Baker, a close friend who served as Bush's secretary of state and chief of staff, delivered the first eulogy followed by grandson George P. Bush.

Former US President George H.W. Bush was laid to rest at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, on Thursday, following funeral services at his longtime church in Houston. The pair quickly bonded, with the former president even buying socks in honor of his beloved companion. "But he was also just a good man, who was devoted to his wife, his family and his friends".

The casket arrived Monday afternoon from Houston, where Bush died Friday at age 94.

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.

Granddaughter Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of the 43rd president, reads scripture during Thursday's service.

He will join other dogs in assisting wounded veterans and active duty military personnel.

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