Soldiers, Bob Dole and family members among visitors at Bush's casket

Danny Woods
December 6, 2018

George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, is continuing to mourn the former president's death.

Bush greeted former and current presidents and their wives on the bench with handshakes before having this heartwarming exchange with Michelle, who couldn't help but chuckle as she was handed the mint.

Trump has said some rather negative things about the Clintons and the Obamas in the past.

National flags flew at half-staff on many foreign diplomatic buildings on Washington's "Embassy Row", past which Bush's coffin will be transported on its way to the Washington National Cathedral for a memorial service on Wednesday. Here's more on just how well the Prince of Wales actually knew George H.W. Bush.

Dole, 95, arrived at the Capitol Rotunda - where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday - pushed in his wheelchair by an aide.

He also presided over the end of the Cold War between the United States and the former Soviet Union.

President Donald Trump did not attend, but he and first lady Melania Trump came to the Capitol later on Monday to pay tribute.

Vice President Mike Pence said "President Bush was a great leader who made a great difference in the life of this nation. The Iraq war, the falling of the Berlin Wall, he wasn't (saying) that's all about me", Theresa Murphy, 64, a retired NY high school history teacher, said on Monday.

More news: Oil prices skid with global stock markets; US supply swells

There were chills for sure in Smithtown, where Sully was trained by America's VetDogs.

Bush died Friday at the age of 94.

George HW Bush was remembered just feet away from what he called "Democracy's front porch", the west-facing steps of the Capitol where he was sworn in as president.

One of those who entered the Rotunda Tuesday was former Senator Bob Dole, a rival to Bush in the 1988 Republican presidential primary.

Union Pacific originally commissioned the Bush locomotive for the opening of an exhibit at his presidential library titled "Trains: Tracks of the Iron Horse".

The queen and Philip weren't the only ones who visited with and had a close relationship with George H.W. Bush.

The New York Stock and NASDAQ will be closed for the day.

Other reports by LeisureTravelAid

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER