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George H.W. Bush’s service dog accompanies casket to D.C.

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After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas. "Tonette and I send our love and prayers to the Bush family as America mourns the loss of one of our greatest patriots".

Though they have only been together for a few months - Sully was given to the 41st President in June this year, after his wife Barbara Bush died - the photograph clearly shows how the pair struck up a strong bond together.

"To be honest, at one point in history, ' he said, "it would not have been exceptional to have a president who obeyed and appreciated the norms of the American system and of the presidency, who was civil, who was kind to people and who rose above petty squabbles".

A photograph of George H.W. Bush's dog has been shared on social media and it is utterly heartbreaking. He demonstrated that in war, he demonstrated that in peace.

Roberto Molina, whose family owns Molina's Cantina, one of Bush's favourite Tex-Mex restaurants in Houston, said he remembers Bush's kindness to his staff whenever he would stop by to eat.

Bush's son Jeb, Governor of Florida, retweeted the photo, with the simple words: "Sully has the watch".

He also ordered flags to half-staff for 30 days at the White House and other official sites, including public buildings and military posts, in Bush's honor and "and as an expression of public sorrow". His death also reduces membership in the exclusive ex-presidents' club to four: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.


Bush, who died at his Houston home at age 94, will be buried Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

One of Bush's major achievements was assembling the global military coalition that liberated the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait from invading neighbor Iraq in 1991.

Baker instead emphasised his friend's foreign-policy successes: navigating the end of the Cold War, negotiating two nuclear arms-reduction treaties, and summoning a varied global coalition to eject Iraqi troops from Kuwait in the first Gulf War.

Mr Bush was born in 1924 and was shot down in the Pacific during World War Two. He had joined the Navy when he turned 18. He then succeeded Reagan for a single term.

The photo touched the hearts of many Twitter users.

Bush replied: "Good, that's where I want to go".

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