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Official state funeral plans announced for George H.W. Bush

Official state funeral plans announced for George H.W. Bush

President Donald Trump, now attending the G20 conference in Argentina, said in a joint statement with his wife Melania: "Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit, and unwavering commitment to faith, family, and country, president Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service - to be, in his words, "a thousand points of light" illuminating the greatness, hope, and opportunity of America to the world".

More details about Bush's funeral arrangements are posted on a tribute website for the former president. "It's bad, it's bad".

Trump ― who paid tribute to the former president with the same quote he once used to mock him ― has repeatedly clashed with the family, including against Jeb Bush during the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. From there, a funeral train transports Bush to Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, the site of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, where he will be laid to rest.

Bush, the longest-living president in United States history, died at his home in Houston late Friday night, aged 94.

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Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, a union that lasted until her death earlier this year.

Bush died Friday at the age of 94.

The schedule states, ceremonies begin Monday, with Wednesday scheduled as a national day of mourning.

Chris Hill now directs Global Engagement for the University of Denver, but served as the US ambasasdor to Albania during President Bush's term as president. At the time, the White House said the decision was "to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service".

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The New York Times reported on Sunday that Bush's last words were an expression of love for his son and fellow former president.

Bush will be taken to his home of Houston, where he'll lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, from 7:45 p.m. ET on Wednesday until 7 a.m. ET on Thursday.

Bush told him that he had been a "wonderful dad" and that he loved him.

Bush's health had been declining for several days.

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"I can't even hardly talk about it without welling up", said Bush's former secretary of state, James A. Baker III, who was at his side Friday.