“Mission Complete” as George HW Bush prepares to make his final return to Washington D.C.

The flag draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush awaits to be transported to Washington D.C., ahead of the scheduled memorial services in the nation’s capital for the 41st president.

Mr. Bush’s longtime friend and spokesman, Jim McGrath, tweeted a photo of the casket with the caption “Mission complete.”

Mr. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol giving the American public an opportunity to bid farewell. An arrival ceremony will be held for the former president on Monday at 5 p.m. CT. The public will be able to pay respects beginning Monday at 6:30 p.m. CT through Wednesday at 6 a.m.

Trump has dedicated Wednesday as the national day of mourning.

Earlier on Sunday, a plane that is capable of being designated Air Force One arrived at Ellington Airport in Houston to take Bush’s body to Washington.

Plans are in place for a train to eventually take Mr. Bush to his final resting place in College Station with his wife Barbara, who died earlier this year, and daughter Robin, who died from leukemia as a child.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s