Preparations for George H. W. Bush State Funeral

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The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to Special Air Mission 41 at Ellington Field during a departure ceremony Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool)
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This Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 photo, Sully, President George H.W. Bush's service dog lies in front of his casket in Houston. The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. (Evan Sisley/Office George H.W. Bush via AP)
This Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018 photo, Sully, President George H.W. Bush’s service dog lies in front of his casket in Houston. The 41st president died Friday at his home in Houston at 94. (Evan Sisley/Office George H.W. Bush via AP)

The state funeral of President George H. W. Bush is taking place in the nation’s capital after his body was flown in from Houston, Texas to Washington, D.C. via “Air Force 41.” President Trump will be greeting the Bush family and attending the service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  The last state funeral was 12 years ago with the passing of President Gerald Ford.

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