President George H.W. Bush's casket headed to US Capitol

H.W. Bush arrives at the 2007 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award gala dinner held in his honor in Beverly Hills Calif. Feb. 6 2007

H.W. Bush arrives at the 2007 Ronald Reagan Freedom Award gala dinner held in his honor in Beverly Hills Calif. Feb. 6 2007

The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. The current president gave Bush, a decorated WWII naval aviator who flew several combat missions, a brief salute before the first couple left the Capitol. The Postal Service will provide limited package delivery service on that day to ensure that the network remains fluid.

"It's pretty obvious as people look back, and as people are recollecting the Bush presidency, it looks a heck of a lot better than it did at the end of it", he said.

Most federal employees will be excused from work on Wednesday, according to the Office of Personnel Management.

The 41st USA president's body is scheduled to lie in state there from Monday to Wednesday.

CME Group will close its USA -based equity and interest rate futures and options products on Wednesday. USA traders also observed a moment of silence before markets opened on Monday in honor of Bush. CBOE Global Markets will close its USA exchanges on Wednesday.

4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, was dedicated to honor the nation's 41st president.




Along with his son, George H.W. Bush will be eulogized by former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, whose time in power overlapped with Bush, former US Sen.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in USA history. Despite the fact that Trump's rise to power included lambasting past presidents, including both Bushes, the President has responded to Bush's death with repeated laudatory comments.

In Texas, students, staff and visitors have been flocking to Bush's presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University.

Following funeral and memorial services in Washington, D.C., and Houston, Bush will be transported by the funeral train from Spring to College Station, Texas, on Thursday.

Former president George W. Bush, the eldest of the four Bush sons, and his wife Laura, along with brother Neil Bush and his family, will accompany their father's body to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, said family spokesperson Jim McGrath.

As of Monday morning, all living Presidents are expected to attend Bush's funeral on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral. Many have also heralded Bush's 73-year marriage to his wife, Barbara Bush, who died months before her husband in April 2018.

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