A Photograph Of Late George H.W. Bush's Dog Is Utterly Heartbreaking

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Sully went to work with Bush this summer after former first lady Barbara Bush passed away earlier this year.

In Washington, Bush will lie in state in the rotunda of the US Capitol tomorrow and Wednesday.

The USS George H.W. Bush, the last of 10 Nimitz-class aircraft carriers, was commissioned in 2009, and Bush himself attended its naming ceremony in 2002.

George Bush will receive a state funeral.

A photo posted of George H.W. Bush's service dog appearing to mourn beside the casket of his old master has left social media a little teary-eyed.

Four days of events for Bush, who died Friday at age 94, include a state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral and a private service at his long-time church in Houston.

The picture was tweeted by Mr Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, showing Sully next to Mr Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption: "Mission complete". The train will take about 2½ hours to travel roughly 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

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"We, the men and women of the Department of Defense, are honored and proud to support the Bush family and will do so with the utmost respect", said Maj.

"Personally - and on behalf of the people of Israel - my deepest condolences to President George W Bush, a true friend of Israel, to Jeb, Neil, Marvin and Doro and their families".

However, the 41st President of the United States' final flights will be given a special distinction, CNN reports.

Trump has ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday and both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed on Wednesday in observance. While their presence is not yet certain, it's likely that former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter will be in attendance as well.

A humble hero of World War II, Bush was just 20 when he survived being shot down during a bombing run over Japan. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other USA presidential couple.

After the war he started an oil business in Texas before entering politics aged 40.

Bush served two terms as vice president under fellow Republican President Ronald Reagan before his own stint in the Oval Office from 1989 to 1993.