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The flag-draped casket bearing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush

Manuel Balce Ceneta Associated Press The flag-draped casket bearing the remains of former President George H.W. Bush

Post offices will close, the USA stock market will shutter and the Supreme Court has postponed arguments on Wednesday for the upcoming National Day of Mourning to honor former President George H.W. Bush. An aide helped Dole to his feet and supported him as he raised his left hand in salute to the flag-draped casket.

"There will be much more that I will want to say about President Bush's legacy in the days and weeks to come as we honor his memory".

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage called President Bush "Maine's president" in an order closing executive departments in the state, where the Bush family has a summer home.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family during this hard time", said John Miller, President and CEO of America's VetDogs.

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According to a former White House official to Bush senior, President Trump was told months ago that he would be welcome at any funeral.

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump noted the tour happened but did not offer any details. The two became fast friends after Sully moved into the Bush estate following the death of First Lady Barbara Bush in April of this year. "I don't think there are leaders like that today - the World War II generation, especially".

Political combatants set aside their fights to honor a Republican who led in a less toxic era and at times found commonality with Democrats despite sharp policy disagreements. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.

On Tuesday, Sully was again seen among the crowds who flocked to the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., to honor the late president, who died Friday at age 94. The service will take place tomorrow at The National Cathedral in Washington.

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Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, placed wreaths in the short ceremony before the rotunda was opened to the public. There will be a motorcade that transports Bush to Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral.

President Donald Trump has also designated it as a national day of mourning. Many banks and other businesses also will shut down, and government buildings are flying flags at half-staff until December 30.

Former President George W. Bush will be among those eulogizing his late father on Wednesday, CNN reported Monday, adding that several other former presidents are expected to show up at the funeral.

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