'MISSION COMPLETE': Photo of George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Goes Viral

Godofredo A. Vasquez  Houston Chronicle via AP

Godofredo A. Vasquez Houston Chronicle via AP

The Instagram account for Bush's service dog, Sully, posted a touching photo of the dog in front of Bush's casket with the caption "Mission complete" following the 41st president's death at 94 on Friday. Mayor Sylvester Turner has urged attendees to wear colorful socks, a nod to the former president's fondness for sporting loud socks often emblazoned with unusual patterns during public events.

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in NY and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.

Bush spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Monday that Bush will be laid to rest wearing gray socks honoring his days as a naval aviator.

Mr Bush, who served as the 41st USA president between 1989 and 1993, died late on Friday at the age of 94.

Bush's body will be transported to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state in the building's rotunda until Wednesday morning. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol starting Monday and a service will be held at the Washington National Cathedral later in the week. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to attend. The remains will be transported by funeral vehicle (train) to College Station.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

George H.W. Bush's burial is set for Thursday at the Bush Library Center.

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:45 p.m. until Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 a.m.

Bush married Barbara Pierce in 1945.

Former President George W. Bush, Laura Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his wife Columba, and the late president's other living children - Neil, Marvin and Doro - lined the inner circle of mourners.

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