Bush’s body will be transported to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state in the building’s rotunda until Wednesday morning.
To lie in state has become a customary move to honor the occur of former chairwomen, or prominent political leaders. The last president to lie in state was President Gerald Ford in late 2006 -early 2007.
Once Bush lies in state, his coffin will be transported by motorcade on Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a nation funeral ever held. President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices shut on Wednesday for a national day of mourning, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump.
Bush’s body will then return to Houston, where a public viewing of his coffin ever held before a private funeral service on Thursday. The elder Bush’s body will be buried in a family plot at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station.
This is a developing story; please check back for updates . Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report .
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