George HW Bush to lie in state in the US Capitol


Late George H. W. Bush

The body of former US President George HW Bush is to lie in state next week ahead of a day of national mourning.

An arrival ceremony will be held for Bush Snr on Monday evening at the US Capitol. The public will be invited to pay their respects.
Bush served as the 41st US president between 1989 and 1993, and died late on Friday.
A funeral service will be held at a later date at the National Cathedral in Washington DC.
The former president had been receiving treatment for a form of Parkinson’s disease and had been admitted to hospital with a blood infection in April.
He died aged 94 in Houston, Texas.

What are the funeral plans?

The presidential plane will be flown to Houston to bring the former president’s body to Washington DC.
His body will lie in state in the US Capitol until 07:00 EST (12:00 GMT) on Wednesday, where the public will be able to pay tribute.
He will be buried at the presidential library in Texas, alongside his wife, Barbara Bush, who died seven months ago.
The Bush family said they would announce additional details about funeral arrangements “as soon as is practical”.(BBC)

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