Former president George W. Bush, the eldest of the four Bush sons, and his wife Laura, along with brother Neil Bush and his family, will accompany their father's body to Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, said family spokesperson Jim McGrath. "He and the first lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C".
Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94. Trump directed the presidential plane - called Air Force One when the sitting President is aboard - to pick up Bush's casket and transport it to Washington.
Historians believe Harry S. Truman's folksy aphorism about friends in Washington and dogs is probably apocryphal - the 33rd USA president didn't actually like dogs - but he would surely have fallen for Sully's charms.
Former President George H.W. Bush wears socks depicting military jets flying in formation during a Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony in December 2016.
George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, died on November 30, and President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday, Dec. 5, a National Day of Mourning. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. His body will then be transported by a special train to its final resting place, the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.
Citing the former president's death, the White House also postponed a planned press conference in Buenos Aires on Saturday, promising to instead hold one in Washington at a later date.
The photo, posted initially by Bush's son George, shows the yellow lab slumped by Bush's casket.
Bush's casket will be on public view until Wednesday morning, when it will be taken to the National Cathedral. Bush's family has not said who will speak at the service.
The 41st President will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18 year-old naval aviator in war.
Trump has ordered the federal government to close on Wednesday and both the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq will be closed in observance.
The funeral train will include UP No. 4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, during a ceremony near the library and museum on the Texas A&M University campus.