Trump sending Air Force One to carry late President George H.W

Visitors placed flowers and memorabilia at the overlook near Walker’s Point the Bush family compound in Kennebunkport ME

Former Secretary of State James Baker said the passing of his friend, former President George H.W. Bush, was a peaceful one.

According to the White House a state funeral for Bush will be held on Wednesday, December 5th which has also been declared a day of mourning by Trump.

To honor the former president, the global nonprofit Points of Light, founded by Bush, invited the public to celebrate Bush by giving a day of service in his memory.

"So sorry to hear of the death of President George Herbert Walker Bush. He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and two siblings", the former president's office said in a statement.

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Bush will be buried next to his wife and former first lady Barbara Bush, who died in April, and his daughter Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush, who died in 1953 at just 3 years old.

A tribute website for Bush has been set up on which funeral details will be posted.

After departing the Capitol, Bush's remains will be taken to Washington National Cathedral for a funeral. He himself said public service is a noble calling.

The president said he looked forward to honoring the life of George H.W. Bush, saying the 41st president was "a very special person".

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