WashPo: Bush family to avoid Trump criticism at funeral

WashPo: Bush family to avoid Trump criticism at funeral

WashPo: Bush family to avoid Trump criticism at funeral

United States Postal Services retail services and offices will also be closed.

Trump tweeted of the funeral ceremonies, which opened in Texas and came to Washington on Monday, with Bush lying in state at the Capitol until the Washington National Cathedral service.

President Donald Trump has also designated it as a national day of mourning.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, his casket will be taken to the National Cathedral for a funeral. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. The coffin of late former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was flown to Washington D.C. on Monday as the nation is paying tribute to him and his legacy.

Ryan recalled how Bush earned his first vote as a young man, adding that the former president was a "great patriot".

Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant.

The stock market will also be closed on Wednesday.

Cannon roared again outside the Capitol as the sun sank and his eldest son, former President George W. Bush, stood with his hand over his heart, watching the casket's procession up the steps.

Inside the Capitol, people in wheelchairs visited the casket alongside Sully, the 2-year-old Labrador retriever assigned to Bush after his wife, Barbara, died in April.

The late president will be taken by train to College Station, where he will be buried on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University. "And President Bush was a bipartisan president". Dole was a member of the U.S. Army while Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot. Bush enrolled at Yale University after military service, becoming a scholar-athlete and captaining the baseball team to two College World Series before graduating Phi Beta Kappa after just 2½ years.

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