November 30th 2018, only months after Barbara Bush’s passing, her lifelong husband George follows.
It has been reported that his last words were on the phone with son, George W. Bush, saying “I love you too”.
Please note: all times listed are in Eastern Time. Texas is on Central time, which is one hour behind.
You can download the official news release and complete schedule here: Bush Funeral News and Schedule from the State Funerals website. (pdf file)
An arrival ceremony involving both the House and Senate will be held at 4:45 p.m. ET on Monday at the US Capitol, where Bush will lie in state in the rotunda until Wednesday morning. The public can pay their respects to the 41st president from 7:30 p.m. ET Monday to 8:45 a.m. ET Wednesday.
On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, for an 11 a.m. ET memorial service.
President Donald Trump has declared Wednesday as a national day of mourning.
The former president will then lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where Bush lived, from 7:45 p.m. ET Wednesday until 7 a.m. ET Thursday.
A second memorial service for Bush will be held at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. ET Thursday.
Bush will then be taken by a motorcade procession to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, where he will be laid to rest. His remains will be transported by funeral car (train) to College Station.
The arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University will be at 4:45 p.m. ET and will be followed by another ceremony and the interment at 5:15 p.m. ET at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.
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