National day of mourning: What's open and what's closed on Wednesday

Brunilde Fioravanti
Dicembre 6, 2018

A visibly emotional Dole was wheeled into the Capitol rotunda where Bush's body lie in state.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said "here lies a great man, a gentle soul".

Although President Trump will attend Bush's national funeral service Wednesday, he is not among the eulogists announced by the Bush family, a list that includes George W. Bush.

Bush achieved the office that Dole sought in 1996 as the Republican presidential nominee.

Bush, who died Friday at age 94, was president from 1989 to 1993.

President Donald Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that Mrs.

On a chilly afternoon, former president George W. Bush, son of the deceased elder Bush, greeted Trump and the first lady, Melania, outside Blair House and took them inside for a private visit.

Sully The Service Dog Arrives To View Owner George H.W. Bush's Casket
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His wife, Elizabeth, is also very close with the Bush family, and served as a Republican senator from North Carolina for several years.

The CIA, too, honoured Bush, the only spy chief to become president, as three agency directors past and present joined the public in the viewing.

The late Mr Bush called Mr Trump a "blowhard".

Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days. Service dogs are trained to do that.

Soon after he reached the height of his political popularity following the liberation of Kuwait, with public approval ratings that are the envy of today's politicians, the U.S. economy began to sour and voters began to believe that Mr Bush, never a great communicator - something even he acknowledged - was out of touch with ordinary people.

Sully will have two co-workers in the role, service dogs Sgt. Dillon and Sgt. Truman. He flew 58 missions off aircraft carriers in World War Two and survived being shot down over the Pacific.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said America stands with the Bush family "in mourning but also in gratitude".

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