Funeral And Memorial Services Announced for George H.W. Bush

Funeral And Memorial Services Announced for George H.W. Bush

Funeral And Memorial Services Announced for George H.W. Bush

While the president was competitive, he said when the Berlin Wall was falling, even though some would be tempted to brag, the then-president didn't.

Bush 43 was asked what, when it was his turn to occupy the Oval Office, kinds of things his father would say to him.

The former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff called it his "privilege" to have worked with Bush and agreed with former Secretary of State James Baker that Bush was one of the best American presidents of all time.

Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman, posted an image of Sully next to Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption, "Mission complete".

Sully went to work with Bush this summer after former first lady Barbara Bush passed away earlier this year.


Powell, a retired four-star general in the United States Army, served as Bush's joint chiefs of staff for the entirety of his presidency.

"He was a good reminder that as fiercely as we may fight on policy and on issues, that ultimately we're Americans first", Obama noted.

The casket carrying Bush will depart Monday morning after a 10:30 a.m. ceremony at Ellington Field in Houston and be flown to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, with an arrival ceremony there at 2:30 p.m. CST.

Bush's remains will be transported to the U.S. Capitol on Monday afternoon, where another arrival ceremony will be held starting at 4:45 p.m. ET, and will involve both the House and Senate, CNN reported. Then his remains will be transported to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where he will lie in repose from 6:45 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday.

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