Trump to attend funeral of George HW Bush

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Speaker Ryan Announces When George Bush Will Lie in State

In light of the former president's passing on Friday, a local man shared his story of driving in George H.W. Bush's motorcade when he visited San Diego.

Trump says he spoke with former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to express his sympathies.

Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, died late Friday at age 94. He expected to see Bush asleep when he stopped in at 7:15 a.m.to check on his former boss.

Bush will lie in state at the US Capitol before a memorial service at the National Cathedral in Washington.

"We are proud to call him a son of Texas A&M University and will do everything in our power, through his presidential library, to keep his memory and accomplishments alive for all time", Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement. The late-night announcement of his passing by his son George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, sparked an outpouring of tributes honoring his life of public service. Eastern before being flown to Texas. He postponed a news conference scheduled for Saturday afternoon "out of respect for the Bush family" and proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5 a national day of mourning for the former president.

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After the memorial in Washington, Bush's body will be flown back to Houston, where Bush spent his final years.

Bush will be taken to his home of Houston, where he'll lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, from 7:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday until 7 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Bush will be buried next to his wife and former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April, along with his daughter Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush, who died in 1953 at just 3 years old.

On Thursday, the president's casket will arrive in College Station by train, accompanied by Bush family members and close friends, according to Texas A&M University's website. The editorial began with the message that Bush had written, which was waiting for him when he entered the Oval Office for the first time.

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