Schedule of funeral plans for George H.W. Bush

Schedule of funeral plans for George H.W. Bush

Mr Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. president between 1989 and 1993, died late on Friday at the age of 94.

On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, for a 9 a.m. MT memorial service.

Jim McGrath, spokesman for the Bush family, tweeted out a photo on Sunday night, captioning it "mission complete".

Upon their arrival, the former first family was greeted with ceremonial music and a 21-gun salute before Bush's casket was placed inside of a hearse.

Good boy, Sully. Good boy.

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.

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

The dog, named after the pilot who safely landed a plane full of passengers on the Hudson River in 2009, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, was trained through a prison puppy program until he was a little older than a year, according to VetDogs. He was portrayed by Tom Hanks in a movie about the incident.

Bush had a form of Parkinson's disease that caused slow movements and difficulty balancing, among other symptoms.

George W. Bush posted on Instagram that Sully will be reassigned.

Bush aide Evan Sisley, at the time, said the dog can open doors, pick up items and summon help, but that "more than anything else the dog will be a wonderful companion".

The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day while a national day of mourning is held for former President George H.W. Bush.

He will now work as a service dog, assisting with therapy for wounded soldiers. The train will take about 2½ hours to travel roughly 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

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