George H.W. Bush's Service Dog Sully Remains by Casket

Posted December 03, 2018

President Trump will not be speaking at the funeral for President George H.W. Bush, it was reported Monday.

Former president George W. Bush, his son, traveled on the plane with his father, as did Sully, the service dog who stood by Bush's side the past few months.

Along with the tweet, the 41st President included a photo of himself, Sully and Bush's successor in office, Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

President Bush had been receiving treatment for a form of Parkinson's disease and had been admitted to hospital with a blood infection in April.

The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day while a national day of mourning is held for former President George H.W. Bush. Instead, his body lay in state in Independence, Missouri.

President Bush will be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He will lie in state in D.C. through Wednesday. "So, we look forward to doing that, and he certainly deserves it".

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Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:45 p.m. until Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 a.m.

The German government press service announced Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel will fly to Washington, DC, to take part in the memorial service for the late president, who oversaw the end of the Cold War and the reunification of Germany.

Members of the family, including children and grandchildren, will be taking part in each service.

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The Bush family's post-White House spokesman Jim McGrath shared the photo on Twitter Sunday with the hashtag #remembering41. He will be honored during several private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.

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