Speaker Ryan Announces When George Bush Will Lie in State

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Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Friday at his Houston home. For those who want to pay their respects, the Bush family requested that donations be made to the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University to "help ensure that President Bush's legacy of public service with integrity is perpetuated".

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi say the Bush family will announce additional details about funeral arrangements beyond the Capitol ceremony.

The former president will lie in state in the US Capitol between Monday and Wednesday ahead of a state funeral at the towering National Cathedral, expected to draw dozens of dignitaries from around the world.

The White House said Saturday President Donald Trump would declare December 5th a national day of mourning for the country's 41st president.

George H.W. Bush was an honorable man.

Bush's remains will be transported on Monday from Ellington Field in Houston to Joint Base Andrews, Md., on Air Force One. A second memorial service will follow at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

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A memorial service is planned at the church Thursday 11 a.m.

"We are proud to call him a son of Texas A&M University and will do everything in our power, through his presidential library, to keep his memory and accomplishments alive for all time", Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement. Eastern, according to CNN.

Trump had mocked two generations of the Bush family in his political rise, criticizing father and son presidents while defeating the other son, "low energy" Jeb Bush, for the Republican nomination.

"There will be very tough times, made even more hard by criticism you may not think is fair", Bush 41 wrote, perhaps in anticipation of the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, as some people have noticed.

The former president will be buried alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, who died in April, and daughter Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953 at the age of 3.

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