The White House said a state funeral will be held on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington.
His master is gone, but Sully - service dog to the late President George H.W. Bush - hasn't given up his duties.
IT'S THE photo that's brought people the world over to tears.
The 41st USA president died Friday at age 94, at his home in Houston - "a very gentle and peaceful passing", his lifelong friend and advisor James Baker said Sunday on ABC's "This Week".
"Through his essential authenticity, disarming wit and unwavering commitment to faith, family and country, Mr Bush inspired generations of his fellow Americans to public service. He was a man of great humility".
Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell also spoke. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to attend. They stood in front of the casket with their eyes closed for a few moments, before Trump saluted the casket.
In the coming days we're going to be celebrating Bush's accomplishments, everything from how he stepped up here and helped Terry Hershey protect Buffalo Bayou from being channelized in the 1960s when he was just starting out in professional politics, to his love of the Astros and local barbecue, to the crucial way he handled and saw us as a country through the end of the Cold War.
Bush's son George - the 43rd president of the United States - and other loved ones are expected to travel on the presidential jet. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears.More news: Were Prince Charles and George HW Bush Friends?
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Later, the then US President Richard Nixon appointed Bush as the Ambassador to the United Nations. "And that, clearly, George H.W. Bush did".
He will lie in state in the Capitol for public visitation through Wednesday.
In 2005, the George Bush Presidential Library welcomed one of its largest exhibits.
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 Wednesday until 7 a.m. ET Thursday. He will be honored during several private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953. Flags should be returned to full-staff on December 30. W. told him that he loved him, and that he had been a wonderful father.
Former President Bush tweeted a photograph of Sully, former President Bill Clinton and himself on June 25.
When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, Bush started building an worldwide military coalition that included other Arab states. The war lasted just 100 hours.
When World War II was at its peak, Bush flew torpedo bombers off the USS San Jacinto. He joined the Navy when he turned 18.
He was elected to Congress in 1966, and served two terms as a Texas congressman. "He never let it all go to his head". President Bush recognized that these communities of people are the true source of America's strength and vitality. "And that kind of attitude is something that I think a lot of people miss", Barack Obama said.