George H.W. Bush's service dog, Sully, is honored: 'Mission complete'

Lynn Cook
December 5, 2018

30, will be honored Wednesday at a state funeral at Washington National Cathedral in the nation's capital, beginning at 11 a.m.

US financial markets will also be closed on Wednesday to honor Bush, and the US Supreme Court postponed arguments. Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi, a past House speaker nominated for the post in the new Congress, exchanged a warm hug with George W. Bush and came away dabbing her face.

Prince Charles and former President George H.W. Bush pictured here in 1997.

Paul Kelly and President George HW Bush
Paul Kelly and President George HW Bush

The funeral for Bush, who is lying in repose in the Capitol Rotunda until then, will take place Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington.

Yet one individual, who shall go unnamed, dared to criticize Sully on the internet because she did not believe the dog's six months of service to the former president was enough to merit our attention.

"There's a time for politics and there's a time for governing, but there's also a time for reflection, and this is a time for reflection for our country to think about the values that make our country great", Bush added.

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The younger President Bush, his wife, Laura, and others from the family traveled on the flight from Houston. Ms. Kasper said the president's steady hand showed through those tumultuous years.

After the official ceremony, the public was allowed to pay its respects.

The late president will be taken by train to College Station, where he will be buried on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University.

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Dole received a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service in the 10th Mountain Division in World War II, before going on to serve as a congressman and a senator.

Randy Bates, a 48-year-old Idaho resident, made a decision to pay his respects because he was in town for work. As a candidate, Trump belittled Bush's son Jeb, a Republican rival for the presidency, and has long criticised the Iraq War launched by George W. Bush.

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