Late former president Bush flown back to USA capital for final salute

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

Early on Monday, Bush's casket was flown from Houston to Washington, D.C., where his body will lie in state until Wednesday.

Bush died Friday at 10:10 p.m., McGrath previously confirmed.

He will lie in state in the Capitol for public visitation through Wednesday.

It is a tradition for the stock market to close for funerals of former presidents.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner urged residents to wear colorful socks at an evening event in front of City Hall in a nod to one of the late former president's favorite fashion accessories.

"He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush".

On Saturday, he reflected on their relationship, telling CNN's Ana Cabrera that his passing was an end of an era, as Bush was the last World War II veteran to serve as president. "For now, Martha and I send our sincerest condolences to the Bush family and pray that President George H.W. Bush may rest in peace", said Carper.

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate leader Mitch McConnell, both Republicans, also spoke. There will be a motorcade that transports Bush to Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral.

"If anybody at any time knew anything about the 41st president of the United States, they would completely and totally understand that he would welcome the current occupant 100 percent", an aide in the office of the former president told The Post.

A humble hero of World War II, Bush was just 20 when he survived being shot down during a bombing run over a Japanese island.

Fred Curry, one of the few African-Americans in line, is a registered Democrat from Hyattsville, Maryland, who voted for Bush in 1988, the election won by the one-term president. He was elected to the first of two terms in Congress in 1967.

"Special visit today with a great friend - and now, a best-selling author". "Honestly I just liked him", he said.

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