George H.W. Bush returned to where he began a life in Washington that would lead to the White House. The 41st president, who died Friday at 94, lies in state in the Capitol Rotunda, where he'll remain until Wednesday before an official funeral at the National Cathedral. President Donald Trump, who said he will attend the funeral, designated Wednesday a national day of mourning.
Bush earlier arriving in Washington aboard Air Force One from his home in Houston. His body was accompanied by his son, former President George W. Bush and was greeted by a solemn military welcome and a cannon salute.
Bush's career included stints as a congressman, envoy to China, CIA director, UN ambassador, and eight years as Ronald Reagan's Vice President before serving in the White House from 1989 to 1992.
Back in College Station, Texas, crews are preparing the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library where Bush will be laid to rest on Thursday. Mourners are paying tribute to the former commander in chief with a memorial outside the library. He'll be buried in a family plot next to his late wife Barbara. The body of former US President George H.W. Bush arrived on Monday at the US Capitol in Washington, where mourners will pay tribute to the man who led the nation as the Cold War ended.
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