George HW Bush's Service Dog Sully Pictured By Coffin

George HW Bush's Service Dog Sully Pictured By Coffin

Bush's remains will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night until Wednesday.

The president's casket will depart by railroad on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. CT and arrive at Texas A&M University in College Station, home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, at 3:45 p.m.

Haslam had previously ordered all flags over state buildings and the Tennessee Statehouse be lowered to half-staff until sunset on December 30 to honor Bush's life.

Sully started serving as Bush's companion in June after Bush's wife, Barbara, died in April.

4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, was dedicated to honor the nation's 41st president. "Thank you for your lifetime of service Mr. President!"

FILE - Former President George H.W. Bush attends a ceremony to unveil a new garden named in his wife's honor, Sept 29, 2011, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Historians believe Harry S. Truman's folksy aphorism about friends in Washington and dogs is probably apocryphal - the 33rd USA president didn't actually like dogs - but he would surely have fallen for Sully's charms.




Meanwhile, the City of Houston is honoring George H.W. Bush with a City Hall tribute and is urging people who attend to dress in colorful socks.

Those reflections will continue throughout the week, when Bush's casket travels from Houston, Bush's hometown, to Washington, DC to lie in state in the United States Capitol.

The entire campus, except for dining services, will be closed for the day. He was elected to the first of two terms in Congress in 1967.

The photo touched the hearts of many Twitter users.

Bush and Bill Clinton smile as they leave the Oval Office in 2005. Former President Jimmy Carter also will be there. The detail, made up of agents who enjoyed a close relationship with the former President, will be with him until he is interred and in the second vehicle in the motorcades that will lead to all the ceremonies. The pair worked together to raise tens of millions of dollars for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and Hurricane Katrina, which swamped New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005.

Bush visits a tent camp for natural disaster survivors on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2006.

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