Published: Thu, December 06, 2018
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‘I Love You, Too’: George H.W. Bush’s Final Words To Son

‘I Love You, Too’: George H.W. Bush’s Final Words To Son

Trump declared December 5 as a National Day of Mourning after Bush died on Friday evening at the age of 94.

"We will be spending three days of mourning and three days celebrating a really great man's life". 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.

As is customary for former Presidents, Bush will be honored with a state funeral - a series of events that will last at least a week and take place in both Texas and the nation's capitol.

The White House said a state funeral would be held on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.

Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush died shortly after 10 p.m. Friday, about eight months after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, his wife of more than 73 years. Bush will lie in state in the rotunda until Wednesday morning.

The Bush family is working with the Department of Defense's Joint Task Force National Capitol Region to implement a funeral schedule in accordance with the late President's wishes. "President Bush's remains will then be transported by funeral auto (train) to College Station, Texas". Bush will be laid to rest Thursday on the grounds of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A-and-M University, according to a press release from the university.

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