George H.W. Bush to be honoured in state funeral

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President Trump has also ordered that flags on public grounds fly at half-staff for 30 days as a show of respect for the late president, who will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol before a Wednesday funeral service at Washington National Cathedral. "It will then be reset and it will be sent to Houston to pick up the casket of President Bush".

"I met Mr. President back when I was an amateur, so back when we were practicing in Houston, so it's been a long time", 14-time major champion Woods said at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, where many in the 18-man field remembered Bush with the number "41" on their caps.

The quarter-century since Bush left office featured his Republican Party's steady march away from his steely pragmatism and global partnership, culminating in the dramatic break from long-held GOP principles ushered by Trump's election.

The Bush family has for more than a century helped shape the American business and energy sectors, as well as politics.

While Trump spoke graciously, he has not always been so kind to Bush or his family.

Bush was a decorated World War II pilot, diplomat and onetime Central Intelligence Agency chief who saw his son George follow in his footsteps to the Oval Office - making them only the second father-son duo in American presidential history, after John and John Quincy Adams.

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He added: "We've always been very insane about China, we've visited it a lot". The message added: " China ignorant dirty smelling mafia ".

"Nice little tribute to George H.W Bush", another user wrote. His wife, Barbara Bush, had died in April, aged 92. Melania Trump attended instead. "Bush drew a line in the sand and said, 'This aggression will not stand'".

"And he cocked one eye open and quipped, 'Well, you better hurry", James Baker recalled Sunday as he described the 41st president's final hours of life. Bush is to lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda from Monday evening through Wednesday morning.

"Air Force One will be taking myself and a lot of our people back to Washington", Trump said. The New York Stock Exchange will observe a minute of silence on Monday to honour Bush and plans to be closed on the official day of mourning designated by Trump, said Kristen Kaus, a spokeswoman for the exchange.

North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes: "Last night we lost a great man. George Herbert Walker Bush was a man of honor and character". "That's the America we love", she said on Instagram. "Thousand points of light, I never quite got that one".

George H.W. Bush didn't lose his sense of humour even as he was letting go of life. Bush father and son were both part of the pregame ceremonies before game five of the 2017 World Series in Houston, the penultimate game in the Astros' championship win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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