President and Mrs. Bush were frequent guests at Kyle Field along with many other@TAMU athletic venues. Trump and the first lady, Melania Trump, are scheduled to attend.
The plans for Bush's funeral were all put into place before Trump was ever elected, sources tell CNN. At the funeral for his wife, Barbara Bush, who passed eight months ago, Bush paid homage to his wife's favorite cause, literacy, by wearing socks decorated with stacks of colorful books.
Trump will pay a condolence call to the Bush family on Tuesday at Blair House, according to the sources, a government house across the street from the White House.
Wreaths were placed at the casket by congressional leaders from both parties, as the Bush family, including former President George W. Bush looked on.
He was 94. Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state beneath the soaring U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday. "He really does. He was a very special person". One of Bush's last wishes was for Sully to continue to serve and he will return to NY for the holidays before heading to Washington, D.C. There, he will join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.
The burial ceremony will not be open to the public.
The last funeral for a former president was the one for Gerald Ford, who died on December 26, 2006 and was buried January 2; Ronald Reagan had died two years earlier in June 2004.
Another "Sully" captures the hearts of millions, keeping watch over George H.W. Bush
A similar outpouring is anticipated in Washington this week during the state funeral for Bush, who died late Friday at his home in Houston.
Bush's personal relationship with his Secret Service details will also be on full display throughout the week of events.
He was denied a second term by then Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, who would later become a close friend.
Sully will stay with the coffin until it reaches Washington DC, the site of Mr Bush's state funeral. The Supreme Court is delaying arguments by a day for the national day of mourning.
"Mission complete", Jim McGrath tweeted along with the photo.
George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington as a nation prepares to bid farewell to its 41st president.
The dog is named after the airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River in 2009, saving all 155 passengers and crew on board.