Washington comes to a halt as nation mourns Bush

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FILE - Former President George H.W. Bush attends a ceremony to unveil a new garden named in his wife's honor, Sept 29, 2011, in Kennebunkport, Maine.

Both chambers of Congress have suspended their legislative agenda until Thursday in honor of Bush, a decision that came amid the looming threat of a government shutdown set to go into effect on midnight Friday. The current and all former first ladies are also expected to attend, except for Rosalynn Carter, according to the sources.

Millie was famously referenced during the 1992 presidential campaign, when Bush said, of Bill Clinton and Al Gore, "My dog Millie knows more about foreign affairs than these two bozos".

State funerals are traditionally held for current or former presidents and other officials designated by the president.

Bush's death has also led to a series of symbolic moments.

The high court will be closed on Wednesday in recognition of the national day of mourning, rescheduling that day's oral arguments over Gamble v. The United States Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity. Barbara Bush died on April 17 at their Houston home.

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The former president's remains will be flown to Washington, D.C. on Monday following a departure ceremony in Houston, Texas.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the first official to speak in the Rotunda, described George HW Bush as a "humble servant" and "a principled leader".

Bush's casket is set to arrive in Washington on Monday afternoon aboard the US military airplane that's more commonly recognized as Air Force One. The train will take about 2½ hours to travel roughly 70 miles to the city of College Station, home to Bush's presidential library at Texas A&M University.

Sully will stay with the coffin until it reaches Washington DC, the site of Mr Bush's state funeral.

Baker said the elder Bush's last words were, "I love you, too", spoken to the younger President Bush, the country's 43rd president. The photo was shared on George W. Bush's Instagram page. The crew has been tasked by Trump with carrying out "Special Air Mission 41".

4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, was dedicated to honor the nation's 41st president.

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