State Funeral Arrangements for George H.W. Bush Announced

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In his presidency, George H.W. Bush was known for his victory over Iraq in Kuwait and presided during the collapse of the Soviet Union in the final months of the Cold War.

Following the service at the National Cathedral, Bush will be flown to Houston on Wednesday with a scheduled arrival of around 4:30pm CST.

The caption simply says: "Mission complete".

The state funeral of late former President George H.W. Bush will commence on December 3 and span four days, with 11 ceremonies and three services in two states and the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense announced.

Bush will be buried next to his wife Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age three.

Sully had only been with the former President since June.

He's accompanying the casket to Washington D.C.

A photograph shared on Bush's Twitter page shows a photograph of the couple alongside another former President, Bill Clinton, from the day Sully came to live with him.

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The couple will reportedly Wednesday in two ceremonies - Christian and Hindu, which are now said to take place on the same day. PC bowled Nick over the first time they met and he had no choice but to go down on his knees, literally and figuratively.

"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that be brought to 41", Bush, the 43rd president, said. Especially in today's divisive and partisan political climate, individuals can often-times fall into the trap of looking back at past political leaders and their agendas with a more benign, nostalgic eye.

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in NY and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.

Sully the dog will be travelling with the casket on the flight from Texas to Washington DC on Monday. "The entire Bush family is deeply grateful for 41's life and love, for the compassion of those who have cared and prayed for Dad, and for the condolences of our friends and fellow citizens". He will be honoured during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial on Thursday in Texas.

The 54-year-old mother of two - America's first African American first lady and wife of the first black USA president - is wildly popular at home and overseas, loved for her warm personality, intelligence and women's activism.

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

The 41st United States president died Friday at age 94, at his home in Houston - "a very gentle and peaceful passing", his lifelong friend and advisor James Baker said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".

"He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings".

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