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Also on Sunday, McGrath shared a photo of Bush's service dog Sully, lying in front of the president's casket.

Following a departure ceremony at 12:30 p.m., the casket bearing the former president will be moved to Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and flown back to Ellington Field, before being transported to St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston. "Make no mistake: The president is the only person who holds the ultimate responsibility for a government shutdown", Schumer said Thursday.

The caption simply says: "Mission complete".

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, died Friday, marking the end of a career in public life that has spanned over five decades.

Sully started serving as Bush's companion in June after Bush's wife, Barbara, died in April. Sully was named after former airline pilot Chesley B.

Fox News host Bret Baier tweeted: "That is just a great pic of Sully the service dog who served @GeorgeHWBush Wow".

"Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans".

In January, Sully will join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program where he will work to assist wounded soldiers with physical and occupational therapy.

Sully is expected to accompany Bush's casket to Washington, DC, on Monday afternoon, a source told CNN.

"As a true patriot and a visionary, President Bush will forever be viewed by people with disabilities and their families as a hero through his efforts to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act".

"I invite the people of the world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance", he said in a December 1 proclamation. A World War II veteran and a CT yankee, Bush moved to Texas after graduating from Yale to pursue a career in the region's booming oil business.

Various political leaders, including former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump, have sent out public statements commemorating Bush's legacy, with Obama praising the "legacy of service" Bush left behind as the 41st president of the United States. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or "Bucky" Bush.

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