Dole rises to salute George H.W. Bush

Dole rises to salute George H.W. Bush

Once steadied, Dole saluted.

Mr Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense.

James Baker, who served as Bush's secretary of state and was a longtime friend, eulogised the former president as a peacemaker and "a truly attractive human being". When online news site Slate posted an article with the headline "Don't Spend your Emotional Energy on Sully H.W. Bush" people went ballistic.

The late Mr Bush called Mr Trump a "blowhard".

In an invocation opening Monday evening's ceremony, the U.S. House chaplain, the Rev. Patrick J Conroy, praised Bush's commitment to public service, 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.

The former President, 94, died late Friday at his home in Houston, less than eight months after the death of his wife Barbara.

The service began at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where Bush worshipped for more than 50 years, with more than 1,000 attendees singing "America the handsome".

Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday to salute former President George H.W. Bush as he lay in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

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"There's a time for politics and there's a time for governing, but there's also a time for reflection, and this is a time for reflection for our country to think about the values that make our country great", Bush added. At back are George H.W. Bush's grandchildren Elizebeth Dwen Andrews, left, and Marshall Lloyd Bush. Trump sent the presidential plane to Houston to bring his body to Washington, D.C. The president and first lady will attend his memorial service at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, but the president will not deliver a eulogy.

The 2-year-old pup will be moving on to work with wounded and active-duty soldiers in their physical and occupational therapy at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland, according to America's VetDogs, the organization that handles Sully.

"We introduced Sully to all the different pet dogs there on the compound, and all the family met the dog".

"He was a man of such great humility", said Alan Simpson, former Republican senator from Wyoming.

Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

All Federal Offices will be closed, except for national security.

Democrat Bill Clinton coasted to victory, ending Bush's presidency.

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