Published: Wed, December 05, 2018
Medicine | By Ray Hunter

Bush’s service dog again pays tribute to his late owner

Bush’s service dog again pays tribute to his late owner

"(Sully) will be working alongside fellow VetDogs facility dogs SGT Dillon and SGT Truman who are there to assist with physical and occupational therapy to wounded soldiers and active duty personnel during their journey to recovery at Walter Reed Bethesda, " the organization wrote on Facebook.

"It's important for the country to take this time and reflect on the commonalities that we have rather than the differences", Bush said. "One of the things that I think was important to the president was the rest command, where Sully would rest his head on the president's lap". Dole served as Senate Majority Leader during the Bush administration, and they worked together on many different issues.

Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense.

Bush's son Jeb acknowledged the moment on Twitter, thanking the Kansas Republican and calling his salute "Just incredible".

Trump had a complicated relationship with the late president.

Ahead of Wednesday's state funeral - where Trump will reportedly sit in the front row, but not deliver a eulogy - the president tweeted he would visit the "wonderful Bush family" at the presidential guest residence Blair House across from the White House.

"Here lies a great man", House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, eulogized. "His legacy is grace perfected".

Jennifer Jacobs, White House reporter for Bloomberg News, posted a photo of the readying motorcade and the news that Trump didn't want to walk. Bush himself seemed to be holding back tears. On Wednesday, family and friends will gather at the National Cathedral in Washington for an 11 a.m ET memorial service.

Later in the evening, after the family and dignitaries had departed, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects, standing for two minutes before the casket. Flags on public buildings are flying at half-staff for 30 days.

President Trump, in a presidential message to Congress, said Mr. Bush's death was "one of the last pages of a defining chapter in American history", with the generation that fought World War II - then dominated American politics for 40 years - now mostly gone.

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