Michelle Obama Honors Late Ex-President George H.W

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Bush will be honoured at a state funeral service at the cathedral tomorrow, which Trump has declared a national day of mourning.

Former President George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully has one final mission before his next assignment.

Prep work paid off for CBS' "60 Minutes", which conducted interviews with former presidents Clinton, Barack Obama and George W. Bush on the promise they would run after the senior Bush's death.

George H.W. Bush's death comes less than eight months after losing his beloved wife of 73 years, Barbara.

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He spoke of first meeting Bush as a 29-year-old entering politics and of a letter his son, an enlisted Marine, received from Bush.

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Fred Curry, one of the few African-Americans in line, is a registered Democrat from Hyattsville, Maryland, who voted for Bush in 1988, the election won by the one-term president. It's the most high-profile event in a week of proceedings that will remember the remarkable life of the president who died on Friday at 94. There is a stark contrast with the funeral of Senator John McCain in September, to which the president was not invited and where anti-Trump sentiment was palpable.

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Bush's to service ranged from Navy pilot to congressman, United Nations ambassador, envoy to China and then Central Intelligence Agency director before being elected vice president and then president. Trump himself has criticized the elder Bush on the campaign trail.

"Here lies a great man", said Republican Paul Ryan, the House speaker. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will also be closed. All of the living US presidents - George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter and Trump - are expected to attend. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

'The nation mourns him not least because we no longer have a president who knows that the story of the nation is not all about him, ' Meacham wrote. Bush's casket will then be transported by motorcade to the presidential library, where he will be buried at the gated family plot near his wife and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3. He joined the Navy when he turned 18.

Soon after he reached the height of his political popularity following the liberation of Kuwait, with public approval ratings that are the envy of today's politicians, the United States economy began to sour and voters began to believe that Mr Bush, never a great communicator - something even he acknowledged - was out of touch with ordinary people. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other US presidential couple. The two men struck up a close friendship. Obama said she was set to travel to Paris and Berlin, among other cities overseas, and that she would work to reschedule those trips. Bush Sr. loved the dog so much that he even got a pair of socks to honor Sully.

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