The burial: The former president will be to adjust to remainder on the grounds the the bush Presidential Library and Museum in a personal ceremony, alongside his mam Barbara and also their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia together a child.

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4:43 p.m. ET, December 4, 2018

US flags to it is in flown at half-staff for longest stretch that time because President Ford's death


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US "Flag Code" dictates the the flag be flown in ~ half-staff for 30 days following the death of a chairman or previous president, meaning with chairman George H.W. Bush"s passing, the will stay lowered for the longest duration of time since President Gerald Ford passed away in December 2006:


The flag shall be flown in ~ half-staff 30 days indigenous the fatality of the president or a former president; 10 days native the job of fatality of the vice president, the cook justice or a retirement chief righteousness of the joined States, or the speaker of the home of Representatives; native the job of death until burial of an associate justice that the supreme Court, a secretary that an executive or military department, a former vice president, or the governor of a state, territory, or possession; and on the work of death and also the adhering to day for a member that Congress.
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4:04 p.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Former first lady Laura shrub visits the White House

From wgc2010.org"s Kate Bennett


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First lady Melania Trump hosted a tour for around 20 members the the shrub family, a White residence official said wgc2010.org on background.

However, she also “wanted to allow for the bush family to have actually time at the White residence together,” so she walk not continue to be the entire length the visit, which lasted around an hour. Trump listed holiday cookie for the family and also arranged because that them to have the ability to see the staff from the residence.

Former very first lady Laura Bush later post on her Instagram her "thanks" come Trump. Several Bush household members take it the unique tour, consisting of her sister-in-law Doro Bush and several of Bush Sr."s grandchildren.

She also posted a snapshot posing v White residence staff members who she referred to as her "old friends.


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1:34 p.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Former Sen. Bob Dole salutes Bush's casket


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In an emotionally scene, former Sen. Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair and also saluted George H.W. Bush"s casket in the Capitol Rotunda moment ago.

Dole told wgc2010.org top top Saturday that Bush"s passing marked the end of an era. (Bush was the last people War II veteran president.)


"I believe there are certain qualities the veterans have and when bush was president, ns think around three-fourths of Congress were veterans and we would stick together and work together throughout the aisle. And also President shrub was a bipartisan president. So we gained quite a lot of done," Dole said.

Watch the moment:


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12:10 p.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Prince Charles will certainly attend Bush's funeral


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George H.W. Shrub (l.) v the Prince the Wales Charles (r.) to visit a ceremony in ~ the American waiting Museum of good Britain in 2002. ANDREW PARSONS/AFP/Getty Images

Britain"s Prince Charles will certainly attend George H.W. Bush"s funeral in Washington, DC tomorrow, his official residence announced.

He"ll it is in representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth.


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11:16 a.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Sully the company dog visits Bush's casket in the us Capitol


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Sully, a Labrador business dog who operated with George H.W. Bush, simply visited the previous president"s casket in the us Capitol Rotunda.

Sully traveled to Washington, DC, indigenous Texas v Bush"s casket and the bush family.

The yellow laboratory went to work-related with shrub this summer ~ former an initial lady Barbara shrub passed away earlier this year. Sully can perform a two-page list of commands, including answering the phone and fetching items.

So what wake up to Sully now? A highly trained company dog, Sully will currently go ago into organization to aid other veterans and is going come Walter Reed nationwide Military clinical Center, former President George W. Bush wrote in one Instagram post.

"As much as our household is walking to miss this dog, we"re comforted to recognize he"ll lug the same joy to his brand-new home, Walter Reed, that he lugged to 41," bush wrote.

Watch the minute Sully arrived:


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11:46 a.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Colin Powell payment his respects come George H.W. Bush


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Colin Powell, who served as chairman the the joint Chiefs that Staff during George H.W. Bush"s presidency, simply paid his respects come the former president. Shrub is lie in state in ~ the united state Capitol, and Powell saluted in front of the casket.

After Bush"s death, Powell remembered how the leader thought that politics doesn"t ever need to be "nasty."

"I wish we might get few of that earlier in our device now," Powell said, adding, "he to be a good president, and also he was a perfect American."

Powell likewise served together secretary the state under Bush"s son, previous President George W. Bush.

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9:47 a.m. ET, December 4, 2018

President Trump will certainly visit the bush family today


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President trump and first lady Melania trump card pay their respects in the united state Capitol Rotunda where previous President George H.W. Shrub lies in state on Monday. Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images

President trump card is meant to salary a condolence speak to to members of former President George H.W. Bush"s family members today in ~ Blair House, a federal government house throughout the street from the White House.

This morning, trump tweeted about spending time with the Bushes:


Trump and very first lady Melania trump card paid your respects to the previous president in the Capitol Rotunda top top Monday night. They spent around a minute and also 15 seconds in the Rotunda. The president and first lady closed your eyes in noticeable prayer. The President then saluted as the an initial lady put her hand over she heart.

President Trump also plans to to visit a Wednesday funeral because that Bush, although will not speak at the service, sources with expertise of the plans tell wgc2010.org.


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8:57 a.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Flags will certainly fly at half-staff in Canada tomorrow


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Americans aren"t alone in mourning the death of former President George H.W. Bush.

Canadian prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this particular day that every flags at federal buildings in Canada — and Canadian workplaces in the united state — will certainly be lowered to honor the former president.


"President George H.W. Bush was a statesman, patriot and also true friend to Canada," Trudeau tweeted.
Here"s his complete message:


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8:08 a.m. ET, December 4, 2018

Democrats and Republicans came with each other to respect George H.W. Bush

From wgc2010.org"s Clare Foran


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House autonomous Leader Nancy Pelosi and also speaker the the US house of representatives Paul Ryan pay their respects to former US chairman George H.W. Shrub at the united state Capitol during a awareness in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Former chairman George H.W. Bush"s human body arrived in Washington, DC, yesterday. He will certainly lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda with Wednesday morning. It"s an honor reserved for government officials and military officers.

Meanwhile, Democrats and also Republicans continue to be locked in a standoff over resources for chairman Donald Trump"s border wall surface that could cause a partial federal government shutdown in the comes days.

But for at least a few hours, the 2 parties showed up to placed their political differences aside.

Last night, in ~ a a ceremony was organized inside the rotunda, Capitol Hill"s highest-ranking Republican and also Democratic legislator joined together in paying tribute to the former President.

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Senate bulk Leader Mitch McConnell and also Senate minority Leader chuck Schumer was standing side-by-side as a wreath was put alongside the casket. In one more image the unity, residence Speaker Paul Ryan and House democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi go the very same several minute later, standing beside one one more as a second wreath was placed.