The remains of former President George H.W. Bush arrived in Washington, DC, Monday afternoon, as the nation’s capital prepared to honor the 41st president.
A formation of Navy sailors and Air Force personnel stood at attention as a military plane carrying his casket touched down at Andrews Air Force Base.
The sailors assembled were from the USS George H. W. Bush, the Navy’s newest aircraft carrier. A group of about 100 civilian dignitaries and well-wishers also were on hand.
Bush’s casket was then taken to the Capitol rotunda for a ceremony attended by Vice President Mike Pence, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Bush’s children, including former president George W. Bush and Jeb Bush.
Public visitation will be held from Monday through Wednesday, with an invitation-only funeral service at Washington National Cathedral before his casket returns to Houston for burial.
President Trump, who will attend the funeral service in Washington, has ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning.
Bill and Hillary Clinton will also be in attendance on Wednesday, the former first lady announced on Twitter.
Bush died Friday in Houston at age 94.
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