Published: Mon, December 03, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

A photo of George H.W. Bush's service dog looking sad as it lay on the floor in front of his flag draped coffin has gone viral.

"We've deleted a tweet and revised a story on the death of President George H.W. Bush because the tweet and the opening of the story referenced his 1992 electoral defeat and omitted his WWII service", said the AP's Sunday tweet.

Jim McGrath posted a picture of the yellow Labrador retriever named Sully with the caption, "Mission complete".

Sully accompanied Bush one last time on a flight to Washington D.C. for memorial services. Sully's Instagram page showed the same photo. "Thank you for your service, Mr. President".

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

Not all United States presidents have been fond of dogs though: John F Kennedy was allergic to dogs, and Donald Trump does not have one.

The nation's 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94.

He will be buried at the presidential library in Texas, alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, who died seven months ago.

It wasn't a widely-known fact until he developed a form of Parkinson's disease and relied on a wheelchair.

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