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The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« on: December 03, 2018, 10:16:38 PM »

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Here's a schedule for the next four days (all times Eastern):



Monday, Dec. 3 – Rotunda viewing and ceremony

12 p.m. - Mr. Bush's casket departs Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Texas and heads to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, along with the Bush family.

3:37 p.m. Special Air Mission 41, the plane carrying Mr. Bush's casket, lands at Joint Base Andrews, and is being received by members of the armed services. Mr. Bush's sons, former President George W. Bush and Neil Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and several grandchildren, as well as Mr. Bush's close friend and former secretary of state, James Baker III, accompanied him on his final flight on Air Force One.

5 p.m. - Before the late president lies in state at the U.S. Capitol, the Bush family, Justices of the Supreme Court, members of Congress, state governors, diplomats, Navy admirals and former cabinet officials will participate in a short service. Vice President Mike Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan are scheduled to make remarks.

7:30 p.m. - Mr. Bush lies in state and public viewing at the Rotunda of the Capitol begins.
Tuesday, Dec. 4 – President Bush lies in state

President Bush lies in state, so that members of the public may pay their respects until Wednesday at 8:45 a.m.



Wednesday, Dec. 5 – State funeral, Washington D.C.

11 a.m. - A state funeral for Mr. Bush is held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. CBS News reports that Mr. Bush's son and former president, George W. Bush, will deliver a tribute, while former first lady Laura Bush will offer a reading. Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyoming, Mr. Bush's biographer and historian John Meacham and former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney will also make tributes during the ceremony.

12:30 p.m. - After the state funeral concludes, Mr. Bush's casket will depart for Joint Base Andrews and then return to Texas.

5:45 p.m. - A service is held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston before Mr. Bush lies in repose until Thursday at 6 a.m.



Thursday, Dec. 6 – Funeral Service in Texas

11 a.m. - A funeral service is held at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

6 p.m. - Mr. Bush is buried at his presidential library in College Station, Texas, after a private ceremony.
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 09:09:32 AM »
Thank you @mystery-ak for posting the schedule. 

President Bush was a handsome man in his younger days.  No wonder Barbara fell in love with him.

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 10:15:43 AM »

Prince Charles to attend George H.W. Bush funeral
by Caitlin Yilek
 | December 04, 2018 09:55 AM



Prince Charles is traveling to Washington to attend former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral.

The heir to the throne will be representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth, at the ceremony, according to Clarence House, the residence of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/prince-charles-to-attend-george-h-w-bush-funeral
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 10:32:42 AM »
EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents tell how George H. W. Bush would raid the kitchen with them at 3 a.m. for milk and cookies and stay in DC Christmas Eve so they could spend it with their families - a far cry from haughty Hillary Clinton

    President Bush was so considerate of the agents who protected him that he would stay in town on Christmas Eve so agents could spend it with their families
    Despite warnings from his detail, Bush would insist on leaving the Oval Office through the door to the Rose Garden and greet tourists
    Agents spotted what agent Glenn Smith calls a 'textbook' possible assassin as Bush was greeting onlookers at the fence
    'The man had on a coat in the summer, he looked disheveled, and his eyes were darting in all directions,' Smith recalls
    'We patted him down, and it turned out he had a nine-millimeter pistol on him and probably intended to use it on the president'
    From then on, 'Bush would give us time to set up a secure zone at the fence,' Smith says
    Hillary Clinton, who continues to be protected by the Secret Service, is so nasty, agents  assigned to her detail  consider it a form of punishment
    Al Gore treated agents with disdain and told them he did not want to be bothered greeting them or seeing them

By Ronald Kessler For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:12 EST, 3 December 2018 | Updated: 16:52 EST, 3 December 2018

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6455183/Secret-service-agents-tell-milk-cookie-raids-George-H-W-Bush.html
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 02:21:36 PM »
Thank you for this, @mystery-ak   :patriot:
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 02:25:48 PM »
EXCLUSIVE: Secret Service agents tell how George H. W. Bush would raid the kitchen with them at 3 a.m. for milk and cookies and stay in DC Christmas Eve so they could spend it with their families - a far cry from haughty Hillary Clinton

    President Bush was so considerate of the agents who protected him that he would stay in town on Christmas Eve so agents could spend it with their families
    Despite warnings from his detail, Bush would insist on leaving the Oval Office through the door to the Rose Garden and greet tourists
    Agents spotted what agent Glenn Smith calls a 'textbook' possible assassin as Bush was greeting onlookers at the fence
    'The man had on a coat in the summer, he looked disheveled, and his eyes were darting in all directions,' Smith recalls
    'We patted him down, and it turned out he had a nine-millimeter pistol on him and probably intended to use it on the president'
    From then on, 'Bush would give us time to set up a secure zone at the fence,' Smith says
    Hillary Clinton, who continues to be protected by the Secret Service, is so nasty, agents  assigned to her detail  consider it a form of punishment
    Al Gore treated agents with disdain and told them he did not want to be bothered greeting them or seeing them

By Ronald Kessler For Dailymail.com

Published: 13:12 EST, 3 December 2018 | Updated: 16:52 EST, 3 December 2018

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6455183/Secret-service-agents-tell-milk-cookie-raids-George-H-W-Bush.html

I'll repeat what I said on another thread here.  One of my husband's good friends was in the Secret Service for decades, and protected many Presidents.  We visited him in his home last summer and he had photos of GHW and Barbara on his office wall, and told us that they were the most gracious, kind, considerate people to live in the WH.  They were exceptionally considerate of the staff and the SS (imagine the shock of having the Clintons follow!), and that Barbara made special efforts to include the SS wives.

According to those who were close enough to know, they were both very special people and America (a few obvious folks excepted) will miss them.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!


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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 03:04:09 PM »
Worth watching if you missed Mike Pence's eulogy in the Capitol Rotunda yesterday....

http://www.redstate.com/prevaila/2018/12/03/watch-mike-pences-personal-touching-eulogy-pres.-george-h.w.-bush

Both touching and heartfelt.  Thank you VP Pence.
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2018, 04:08:43 PM »
A touching moment while the former president lies in state.
Washington (CNN)Former Sen. Bob Dole was helped out of his wheelchair Tuesday to salute former President George H.W. Bush as he laid in state at the Capitol Rotunda.

Normally I would lay out a snarky comment about BD.  But not today.  Not on a day when an old warrior says goodbye to a contemporary. Both know of shared sacrifice, both on the battle field and also in public service.     
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2018, 04:37:23 PM »
"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey it laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies." -William Page

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2018, 04:47:37 PM »


Oh my gosh ... it looks like it took all of his strength to salute.  It is tragic that with age we are losing some wonderful people from an era with some political decorum that brought some decency and respect to the office of the president. Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I do miss that decency, respect and kindness.

"I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey it laws; to respect its flag; and to defend it against all enemies." -William Page

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2018, 05:21:15 PM »

This is nice (hope the link works) -- Sully paying his respects one last time.  Watch the disabled in wheelchairs  surrounding the casket, then leaving in a circular fashion.  President Bush 41 signed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/sully-visits-former-president-bushs-casket/vi-BBQutna?ocid=spartanntp

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2018, 05:32:53 PM »
It is in sharp contrast how The Bush family has taken great care to assure that services being held to honor the life and legacy of former President George H.W. Bush does not become a political platform for anti-Trump swipes vs the McCain's family effort.   
"You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!"

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2018, 06:25:59 PM »
Oh my gosh ... it looks like it took all of his strength to salute.  It is tragic that with age we are losing some wonderful people from an era with some political decorum that brought some decency and respect to the office of the president. Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I do miss that decency, respect and kindness.
I agree. With every WWII-era person who dies, especially those who fought the war, I grieve.

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2018, 06:26:35 PM »
Trumps meet privately with George W., Laura Bush to offer condolences
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/419737-trumps-meet-privately-with-george-w-laura-bush-to-offer-condolences

Melania Trump earlier in the day hosted a tour of the White House Christmas decorations for Laura Bush and other members of the Bush family who are in town for services for George H.W. Bush.

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2018, 06:29:28 PM »
This is nice (hope the link works) -- Sully paying his respects one last time.  Watch the disabled in wheelchairs  surrounding the casket, then leaving in a circular fashion.  President Bush 41 signed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/sully-visits-former-president-bushs-casket/vi-BBQutna?ocid=spartanntp

Thank you for posting that, @Applewood .  So moving.......
Character still matters.  It always matters.

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2018, 07:05:19 PM »
Sorry...



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRv1T8GviOA
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2018, 07:16:34 PM »





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« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 07:18:59 PM »
"January 20th 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again."  --  President Donald J. Trump

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« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 07:19:15 PM »
Has anyone seen Barbara?
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #22 on: December 04, 2018, 07:36:30 PM »
This is nice (hope the link works) -- Sully paying his respects one last time.  Watch the disabled in wheelchairs  surrounding the casket, then leaving in a circular fashion.  President Bush 41 signed the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/sully-visits-former-president-bushs-casket/vi-BBQutna?ocid=spartanntp


That was beautiful. Thanks for posting.

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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #23 on: December 04, 2018, 07:38:56 PM »
Has anyone seen Barbara?

Yes..saw her and her husband for the first time tonight at the Cap Rotunda with the rest of the family..
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Re: The official schedule to honor President George H.W. Bush
« Reply #24 on: December 04, 2018, 07:43:54 PM »
Yes..saw her and her husband for the first time tonight at the Cap Rotunda with the rest of the family..

Thanks.
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