Published: Tue, December 04, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Body of President George H.W. Bush Arriving in Washington D.C.

Body of President George H.W. Bush Arriving in Washington D.C.

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The casket will be accompanied to Joint Base Andrews, outside Washington, by the 43rd president, Bush's son George W Bush; his wife, Laura; his brother Neil Bush and his family.

Thousands of mourners had flocked to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M university, where they paid respects at a candlelit vigil at a nearby pond or contributing to growing flower memorials in Houston.

A similar outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died on Saturday at his home in Houston.

The seven-time Mr Olympia and action star hero built up a long and lasting friendship with the United States president and the 71-year-old Austrian-born superstar pointed out that Bush helped revolutionise the fitness boom in the 1990s.

Moreover, Sabato told VOA Bush benefits from a comparison with Trump's demeanor almost halfway through the current president's first term in the White House.

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said: "Through the Cold War and the Soviet Union's collapse, he kept us on course".

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"To be honest, at one point in history, ' he said, "it would not have been exceptional to have a president who obeyed and appreciated the norms of the American system and of the presidency, who was civil, who was kind to people and who rose above petty squabbles".

Former first lady Michelle Obama begins her book tour with a stop at the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois, November 12, 2018. Former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney told Politico he will deliver one of several eulogies at the service, at Bush's request.

Its culmination will be a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral on Wednesday, a day President Donald Trump - who had often clashed with the more staid and centrist Bush family - has declared a national day of mourning.

Meanwhile, the City of Houston is honoring George H.W. Bush with a City Hall tribute and is urging people who attend to dress in colorful socks.

Bush was president from 1989 to 1993. The first national day of mourning was believed to be held in 1791 with the death of Benjamin Franklin, a founding father.

Wednesday 11 a.m. ET - Arrival and funeral at Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

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