Bob Dole stands to salute George H. W. Bush at capitol memorial

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Some national parks may be closed or have limited services to visitors. And President Bush was a bipartisan president.

A national day of mourning has been declared for today to honor the life of the 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, who died November 30 in Houston at age 94.

Mr Bush is lying in state at the Capitol until the Washington National Cathedral service. "He had an enormous capacity to give of himself".

The organization paired Sully with Bush to support the former president in his daily activities - from answering the phone to picking up items.

He also presided over the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Former President George W. Bush and his wife greeted the Trumps outside before everyone went in for the private, 20-minute visit.

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President Donald Trump did not attend, but he and first lady Melania Trump came to the Capitol later on Monday to pay tribute. Blair House is also known as the President's Guest House. "But he was also just a good man, who was devoted to his wife, his family and his friends".

George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton eventually became close friends and traveled together internationally.

Federal departments and agencies will be closed Wednesday as well, including the U.S. Postal Service.

Members of the public who never voted for the man waited in the same long lines as the rest, attesting that Bush possessed the dignity and grace that deserved to be remembered by their presence on a cold overcast day in the capital. "The Prince will be representing Her Majesty The Queen".

The flag-draped casket of former president George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard, December 5, 2018, at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas.

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Bush's beloved service dog, Sully, faithfully joined his companion on his final journey to Washington, DC and on Tuesday sat at attention a few moments next to the casket as the President lay in state at the U.S. Capitol rotunda.

Dozens of people gathered in the Capitol rotunda, in Washington, to pay their respects to the late George HW Bush.

Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush. "He was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996", writes Fox News.

The yellow Labrador, who served the late president until his death on Friday, walked into the Rotunda on a leash with Americans in wheelchairs who have benefited from the Americans with Disabilities Act that Bush signed.

Bush was born into privilege and politics (his father a US senator and grandfather a top industrialist).

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