A U.S. government plane has arrived in Texas to transport the body of former President George H.W. Bush to Washington for a state funeral.
The former president’s body will arrive in Washington, D.C., today to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The PBS NewsHour will live stream the days’ events leading up to Capitol arrival ceremony at 4:45 p.m. ET.
The 41st president died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94. He will be honored during several private and public events in Houston and Washington before he is buried in Texas next to his wife, Barbara, and their young daughter Robin, who died in 1953.
On Monday, the former president’s body will be transported from a funeral home in Texas to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for a short arrival ceremony. Then the former president will lie in state in the Capitol’s rotunda starting at 5 p.m. Monday until Wednesday morning.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted a photo of the presidential plane on a tarmac Sunday afternoon. He wrote, “Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called ‘Special Air Mission 41’ tomorrow and Wednesday.”
Air Force One has arrived in Houston for what will technically be called "Special Air Mission 41" tomorrow and Wednesday. A beautiful day In Texas — "ceiling and visibility unlimited," Mr. President. #Remembering41 #CAVU pic.twitter.com/F1xWzDxd04
— Jim McGrath (@jgm41) December 2, 2018
He added: “A beautiful day In Texas — ‘ceiling and visibility unlimited,’ Mr. President.”