President Trump will send Air Force One to Houston on Monday to carry former President George H.W. Bush’s body to Washington, DC, where it will lie in state at the US Capitol — the first of four days of events honoring the 41st president.
Bush’s remains will leave Houston at 10:30 a.m. local time Monday en route to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
The casket is expected to arrive at 3:30 p.m. and will be taken to the US Capitol Rotunda, where it will lie in state from 5 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The Capitol will be open to the public from 7:45 p.m. Monday to 8:45 a.m. Wednesday. A guard of honor will be in attendance.
After a departure ceremony, Bush’s casket will then be taken to the Washington National Cathedral for a funeral at 11 a.m.
Trump proclaimed Wednesday a national day of mourning and ordered all executive offices and agencies of the government to close.
Bush’s casket will be flown back to Houston. Bush will then lie in repose beginning at 6:45 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church until 6 a.m. Thursday.
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