George H.W. Bush remembered as casket arrives in DC


Visitors pay their respects to late former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, in Washington D.C., the United States, on December 4, 2018.

Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94.

The coffin of late former U.S. President George H.W. Bush was flown to Washington D.C. on Monday as the nation is paying tribute to him and his legacy.

Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell were among the dignitaries who joined the extended Bush family as the president's casket was carried to the Capitol Rotunda, where he will lie in state on the Lincoln Catafalque, first used for Abraham Lincoln's funeral in 1865.

Jeb Bush comforts his father, former President George H.W. Bush, during a funeral service for his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush in April.

Bush's casket is set to arrive in Washington on Monday afternoon aboard the USA military airplane that's more commonly recognized as Air Force One.

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Ceremonies are underway to honor the 41st president, who served from 1989 to 1993.

Pence said that the last correspondence his family had with the former president was a letter and photo that his son, USMC Lt. Michael Pence, received in August.

Bush introduced Sully in June by releasing a photo of himself sitting with the yellow Labrador and a special guest, former president Bill Clinton.

On Wednesday a memorial service for friends and family members will be held at Washington National Cathedral.

With Trump due to attend the funeral of President Bush, the nation can expect the Bush family to show "kindness and class" to Trump when he attends the service, according to a former Bush 43 White House official.