What We Know About George H.W Bush's Funeral Services

President George H.W. Bush watches as comedian Dana Carvey does his George Bush impersonation in 1992

US President Donald Trump, who plans to attend the funeral with first lady Melania Trump, also designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning, and ordered the lowering of the American flag for 30 days, Reutersreported. Trump also announced that he'll be sending one of the Boeing 747s that serves as Air Force One to Houston to transport Bush's casket to Washington, D.C.

Congressional leadership - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi - announced Saturday that the late President will lie in state at the United States Capitol Rotunda from Monday evening to Wednesday morning, giving the public an opportunity to pay respects.

Bush senior is the father of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the US.

"He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush".

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After departing the Capitol, Bush's remains will be taken to Washington National Cathedral for a funeral.

Once back in Texas, "Bush's remains will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church" in Houston from Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. until Thursday at 6 a.m., again "with a guard of honor in attendance", according to officials.

More details about Bush's funeral arrangements are posted on a tribute website for the former president. "President Bush's remains will then be transported by funeral vehicle (train) to College Station, Texas".

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