The nation honors George H.W. Bush

The nation honors George H.W. Bush

Mayor Sylvester Turner has urged attendees to wear colorful socks, a nod to the former president's fondness for sporting loud socks often emblazoned with unusual patterns during public events.

A similar outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died late Friday at his home in Houston.

The funeral train will include UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, during a ceremony near the library and museum on the Texas A&M University campus.

State funerals are traditionally held for current or former presidents and other officials designated by the president. Turner tweeted that those in attendance should 'wear their own colorful socks'.

The casket will be accompanied to Joint Base Andrews, outside Washington, by the 43rd president, Bush's son George W Bush; his wife, Laura; his brother Neil Bush and his family.

Bush is shown with his son George W. Bush, who would later become US president, and wife Barbara Bush in Rye, N.Y., in 1955.

He was 94. Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state beneath the soaring U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday.

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The elder Bush's body will be buried in a family plot at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station. Alan Simpson, who became a close friend to Bush, and presidential historian Jon Meacham, the late president's biographer.

"To be honest, at one point in history, ' he said, "it would not have been exceptional to have a president who obeyed and appreciated the norms of the American system and of the presidency, who was civil, who was kind to people and who rose above petty squabbles".

The high court will be closed on Wednesday in recognition of the national day of mourning, rescheduling that day's oral arguments over Gamble v.

The picture was posted on Twitter by Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath, along with the caption: "Mission complete".

Social media users thanked Sully for his services and commented on his and dogs' loyalty generally towards their owners.

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

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