Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

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Laura Bush accompanied her husband, former President George W. Bush, to Washington for the funeral of his father, Bush 41.

Trump has ordered the federal government closed Wednesday for a national day of mourning. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Her Majesty had a special bond with the former president as she was the first British monarch to visit his home state of Texas in 1991.

President Trump, in a presidential message to Congress, said Mr. Bush's death was "one of the last pages of a defining chapter in American history", with the generation that fought World War II - then dominated American politics for 40 years - now mostly gone.

"President Bush is the first president I ever voted for", said Carrie Hutchman of Mariana, Ohio.

The Texas Republican, who served as the 41st USA president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday at age 94.

Melania represented the current White House.

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George H.W. Bush's body continued to lie in state Tuesday at the US Capitol, where officials said that 21,683 people so far had come to pay their respects.

United States bond and options markets were also due to be closed, with energy and foreign exchange markets expected to remain open.

After services in Washington, there will be another funeral in Houston on Thursday, followed by burial at the Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas.

He will be buried alongside his wife Barbara Bush who died seven months ago, and Robin Bush, the daughter the couple lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

Another person told the Post that Bush "wouldn't want anyone there to feel uncomfortable, including the incumbent president'". "President Bush answered the call to serve whenever our nation needed him - and we needed him often and in so many important capacities". Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days out of respect for Bush. Dole was a member of the U.S. Army while Bush was a U.S. Navy pilot.

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