Hundreds stream past George H.W. Bush's casket at Capitol

Hundreds stream past George H.W. Bush's casket at Capitol

President Donald Trump has called for a national day of mourning Wednesday as former President George H.W. Bush is buried, leading to the closure of federal offices and some businesses.

Sully, a 2-year-old Labrador retriever, came into the 41st president's life following the death of former first lady Barbara Bush earlier this year.

According to USA TODAY, Trump on Saturday proclaimed a day of mourning.

Cannon roared again outside the Capitol as the sun sank and his eldest son, former President George W. Bush, stood with his hand over his heart, watching the casket's procession up the steps.

"I just think that it's pretty common for president H.W.to rise above a lot of that", that person said.

Although Bush's funeral services are suffused with the flourishes accorded presidents, by his choice they will not include a formal funeral procession through downtown Washington.

Maine Governor Paul R. LePage called President Bush "Maine's president" in an order closing executive departments in the state, where the Bush family has a summer home. "And President Bush was a bipartisan president. My thoughts and prayers are with President Bush's family and the American people".

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After the official ceremony, the public was allowed to pay its respects. InsideEdition.com's Stephanie Officer has more.

Randy Bates, a 48-year-old Idaho resident, made a decision to pay his respects because he was in town for work.

With a chorus of cannons booming a salute, the late president was carried by military honor guard up the steps and into the Rotunda, what one senator dubbed the nation's "hallowed cathedral", for days of carefully choreographed pomp befitting a now-beloved chief executive.

"I am saddened to learn of the passing of President George H.W. Bush". Bush was a pilot in the Navy who served in World War II.

He failed to win a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge, losing to Democrat Bill Clinton.

Retired Sen. Bob Dole, of Kansas, who was once Bush's rival for the presidency also paid his respects.

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