Bush to lie in state in Capitol Rotunda next week


The official schedule of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94, was released Saturday evening.

The stock exchange will observe a moment of silence on Monday "and plans to be closed on December 5, the national day of mourning designated by President Trump", Nasdaq spokesman Will Briganti said.

The former governor also spoke about Bush's kindness. Trump repeatedly dismissed his competitor as "low energy", and Bush was one of the first to drop out of the primary race. The 41st president passed away peacefully in his home in Houston Friday night.

The leaders of Congress from both parties say an arrival ceremony will be held for the former president on Monday at 5 p.m. EST. Trump also announced that he'll be sending one of the Boeing 747s that serves as Air Force One to Houston to transport Bush's casket to Washington, D.C.

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Bush's funeral at the National Cathedral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, and afterward his remains will make the return trip from Andrews back to Houston. He will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church from 7:45 p.m. ET Wednesday until 7 a.m. ET Thursday morning.

"This state funeral is a culmination of years of planning and rehearsal to ensure the support the military renders President Bush is nothing less than a first-class tribute", said Major General Michael L. Howard, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region commanding general. He'll be interred later on Thursday at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum on the grounds of Texas A&M University in College Station, after making the final leg, from Spring, Texas, by train. Other markets are expected to follow suit.

President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush greet the Clintons as they arrive at the White House before the first inauguration of Bill Clinton, 1993.

Peveto said that a close family friend of his worked for the Bush family and heard stories about Mr. and Mrs. The former first lady was buried at the family plot earlier this year.