Published: Tue, December 04, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

President Bush will be given a state funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He will lie in state in D.C. through Wednesday.

A heartbreaking photo was posted on the dog's social media account Sunday night showing him sleeping in front of the flag-draped casket of his late master, George H.W. Bush.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

At Johnson's funeral, held at National City Christian Church in downtown Washington, Nixon presided over the affair, but did not speak.

The coffin will be flown from Texas to DC on board Air Force One - temporarily renamed Special Air Mission 41, in homage to the late president - and then back on Wednesday, with Sully accompanying the body throughout. The remains will be transported by funeral auto (train) to College Station.

Monday evening's ceremony is expected to begin around 4:45 p.m.

The two-year-old labrador was assigned earlier this year as a service dog to Mr Bush who used a wheelchair in the last years of his life.

Both Bush's wife Barbara, the former first lady who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia as a child, are laid to rest on the library's grounds. But Sully H.W. Bush has taken his final laps at the Bush Estate following the death of his owner, the 41st president of the United States.

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