Things to know about George H.W. Bush funeral services

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X-Men actress Olivia Munn shared the photo, saying: "President George H.W. Bush".

"As much as our family is going to miss this dog, we're comforted to know he'll bring the same joy to his new home, Walter Reed, that he brought to 41", former President George W. Bush wrote on Instagram, sharing an image of Sully sleeping in front of the casket. The president had a form of Parkinson's disease, and Sully could open doors, pick up items and summon help.

President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed for a national day of mourning on Wednesday, is to attend with first lady Melania Trump and other high-ranking officials. His body will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda for a public viewing from Monday until Wednesday morning.

Sitting presidents have eulogized the last three past presidents who have died.

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"George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died".

Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson died a month apart in late 1972 and early 1973. Instead, his body lay in state in Independence, Missouri.

At Johnson's funeral, held at National City Christian Church in downtown Washington, Nixon presided over the affair, but did not speak.

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