Speaker Ryan Announces When George Bush Will Lie in State

Lloyd Doyle
December 6, 2018

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.

Bush 41's last words to his eldest son, former President George W. Bush were, "I love you, too".

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.

Ryan recognized the late president on Saturday, along with several other prominent lawmakers and presidents.

Family and friends will then gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m. funeral service on Wednesday. He will be buried in his family plot, located behind the Bush Library, alongside his wife, Barbara, who died seven months ago, and daughter, Robin, who passed away in 1953 at the age of three, according to Associate Press.


The proceedings will begin Monday when Bush's remains are set to depart from Ellington Field in Houston, en route to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, according to the news release.

On Monday, members of both the House and Senate will attend an arrival ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol at 4:45 p.m. ET. "This state funeral is a culmination of years of planning and rehearsal to ensure the support the military renders President Bush is nothing less than a first-class tribute". "President Bush's remains will then be transported by funeral vehicle (train) to College Station, Texas".

Bush will be laid to rest on December 6 on the grounds of the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

"George Herbert Walker Bush, World War II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st President of the United States of America, died on November 30, 2018".

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