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'National Day of Mourning' as former President George H. W. Bush is laid to rest

Credit: MGN

The late 41 President of the United State, George H. W. Bush will be laid to rest Wednesday.

The former President died Friday November 30, at the age of 94.

A funeral service is scheduled to be held at the Washington National Cathedral. The service will be attended by a wide array of former presidents, politicians and world leaders.

President Donald Trump is also among those expected to attend the ceremony to honor and celebrate the life of George H. W. Bush.

Following the funeral, Bush's Casket will return to Joint Base Andrews, for the flight back to Houston. He will then lie in repose at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church, where his wife's, First Lady Barbara Bush's funeral was held in April.

After the memorial service at St. Martin's, Bush will then be taken to College Station where he will be laid to rest next to his wife and daughter Pauline Robinson Bush who passed away in 1953 at just 3 years old.

Thousand of Americans lined up Tuesday, to say goodbye to the former president. Bush lied in state in the capitol, as admirers, friends and family paid their respects.

Across the country, Americans are paying tribute and celebrating the life of the decorated World War II fighter pilot.

In New York State, the passing of President Bush brings back warm memories for former State Senator Douglas Barclay.

Barclay knows the Bush family well and said he had a personal relationship with the late former president which included fishing together on the Salmon River. Barclay also said George H. W. Bush will be remembered as a great president.

As people across the country pay their final respects to Bush, President Donald Trump has also called for a National Day of Mourning.

As a result of the declaration, there are several closures, including a shut down of a federal government.

On Wednesday, the U. S. Post Office will suspend its normal service. The agency said there will be limited package deliveries.

The New York Stock Exchange will also be suspending trading Wednesday.

And the Supreme Court has delayed arraignments for the day.

George H. W. Bush will be honored during a state funeral Wednesday morning, which is scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

Both CBS5 and NBC3 will carry special reports covering the day's events.




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