Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

What We Know About George H.W Bush's Funeral Services

What We Know About George H.W Bush's Funeral Services

Flags statewide have been ordered to half-staff in honor of former President George H W Bush, who passed away late Friday evening.

Trump declared December 5 as a National Day of Mourning after Bush died on Friday evening at the age of 94. Trump also announced that he'll be sending one of the Boeing 747s that serves as Air Force One to Houston to transport Bush's casket to Washington, D.C.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush, a great American whose record of service and love of country are surpassed only by his devotion to family".

The president previously announced that Wednesday will be a national day of mourning in memory of Bush, a Republican whose presidency ran from January 1989 to January 1993.

Family and friends will then gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday.


"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".

Following their arrival, "Bush's remains will lie in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol" from Monday at 7:30 p.m. until Wednesday at 8:45 a.m., "with a guard of honor in attendance", officials said.

The elder Bush was well-respected before, during and after his presidency throughout the nation, especially in Texas which he called home.

Former President George W. Bush wrote a book about his father in "41: A Portrait Of My Father".

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