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Flags at half-staff for former President

Flags at half-staff for former President

U.S. President George W. Bush (R) and his father, former U.S. President George Bush (L) wave as the leave a family wedding at St. John's Episcopal Church May 6, 2006 in Washington, DC.

Bush will be taken to his home of Houston, where he'll lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston from 7:45 p.m. ET Wednesday until 7 a.m. ET Thursday.

The schedule for the state funeral and related services and ceremonies were broken into three stages, divided between Washington and sites in the Houston area, according to a news release from the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, the group that announced via Bush's website that it would be collaborating with the Bush family "to carry out" the former president's wishes regarding his funeral.

In honor of the 41st president, President Trump has declared Wednesday a national day of mourning, the White House said, and issued an executive order to close federal offices. "President Bush's remains will then be transported by funeral auto (train) to College Station, Texas".

The arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University will be at 4:45 p.m. ET and will be followed by another ceremony and the interment at 5:15 p.m. ET at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum.

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Bush 41's last words to his eldest son, former President George W. Bush were, "I love you, too".

To honor the former president, the global nonprofit Points of Light, founded by Bush, invited the public to celebrate Bush by giving a day of service in his memory.

Bush will be buried next to his wife and former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April, and his daughter Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush, who died in 1953 at just 3 years old.

"He was such a wonderful man and this school was founded on his style of public service and selfless service".