Former Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole joins mourners as former President George H.W. Bush lies in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
This group consisted of Donald and Melania Trump, along with past presidents and their spouses.
Bush, the 41st USA president, was remembered as a patrician figure who represents a bygone era of bipartisan civility in American politics.More news: Donald Trump Has "Puzzled and Irritated" China on Trade, Report Claims
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Dole, 95, once faced Bush during the 1988 Republican primary fight for the presidential nomination but nonetheless maintained a decades-old friendship with the former president.
The former president's children and family - including former President George W. Bush - attended a Monday ceremony for the late president. She and her husband, Prince Philip, also visited Bush and his wife, Barbara, when their son was in the White House in 2007. "The Iraq war, the falling of the Berlin Wall, he wasn't (saying) that's all about me", Theresa Murphy, 64, a retired NY high school history teacher, said on Monday.More news: Montana health officials confirm first influenza death this season
After Thursday's private services, the former president will be taken by a train, pulled by an engine commissioned in his honor, 120 kilometers north to the city of College Station for burial at his presidential library on the grounds of Texas A&M University.
"After Mrs. Bush's death, general companionship was a big part of Sully's job", John Miller, president and CEO of America's VetDogs, said in a phone interview.
Bush, who died last week at his Houston home at age 94, was eulogized Wednesday at a funeral service at the National Cathedral. The late President Bush called Trump a "blowhard". So, before I write any more, watch below what happened at the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday when Sen.More news: Police launch coordinated raids on Italian mafia in Europe
Courts across Maryland will also be closed on Wednesday in honor of the former President.