Sunday, 16 December, 2018

George H.W. Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

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Nellie Chapman | 08 December, 2018, 05:37

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and his father, former U.S. President George Bush (L) wave as the leave a family wedding at St. John's Episcopal Church May 6, 2006 in Washington, DC. "He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings", the former president's office said in a statement.

In College Station, students gathered Friday night at The Bush School of Government and Public Service to remember and honor the former president.

"So sorry to hear of the death of President George Herbert Walker Bush". Texas A-and-M says that Bush will be buried alongside his wife Barbara and his daughter Robin in his family plot.

On Monday, members of both the House and Senate will attend an arrival ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol at 4:45 p.m. ET. They'll then go back to Joint Base Andrews, with a destination set for Texas, the news release said. The public can pay their respects to the 41st president from 7:30 p.m. ET Monday to 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday.

The president said he looked forward to honoring the life of George H.W. Bush, saying the 41st president was "a very special person". The remains will be transported by funeral auto (train) to College Station.