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George H.W. Bush lies in state in Washington

George H.W. Bush lies in state in Washington

At the rotunda, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said there was a kindness about Bush that "was evident to everyone who ever met him".

"I'm just here to pay my respects", said Jane Hernandez, a retired physician.

Trump had a complicated relationship with the late president.

"Here lies a great man", said Rep. Paul Ryan, the House speaker, and "a gentle soul".

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"To honor his wife of 73 years and her commitment to family literacy, for which she raised over $110 million over the course of over 30 years, George H.W. Bush will be wearing a pair of socks festooned with books", McGrath tweeted at the time.

The New York Stock Exchange observed a one-minute moment of silence for Bush at 9:20 a.m. on Monday and the NYSE Group Markets will close Wednesday. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.

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Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, placed wreaths in the short ceremony before the rotunda was opened to the public. One of 41's last wishes was for Sully to continue to serve. There will be a motorcade that transports Bush to Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral. Others in attendance will include President Donald Trump and the first lady, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and Prince Charles.

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Following the service in Washington, Bush will be flown to Houston Wednesday to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot behind the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

The yellow Labrador, who served the late president until his death on Friday, walked into the Rotunda on a leash with Americans in wheelchairs who have benefited from the Americans with Disabilities Act that Bush signed.

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

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