Carper releases statement on passing of George HW Bush

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Sully showed up Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol, sitting in front of Bush's casket at the Capitol Rotunda, along with people who benefited from the ADA passage under our 41st President.

Days earlier, Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman, posted an image that went viral of Sully next to Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption, "Mission complete".

Just look at that super cute tail wag.

It is a tradition for the stock market to close for funerals of former presidents.

"After Mrs. Bush's death, general companionship was a big part of Sully's job", John Miller, president and CEO of America's VetDogs, said in a phone interview.

Bush died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife, Barbara.

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The Texas Republican, who served as the 41st US president from 1989 to 1993, died Friday at age 94.

Joining George W. Bush as eulogists Wednesday: Alan Simpson, the former senator and acerbic wit from Wyoming, Brian Mulroney, the former Canadian prime minister who also gave a eulogy for Reagan; and presidential historian Jon Meacham.

Ryan recalled how Bush earned his first vote as a young man, adding that the former president was a "great patriot". There will be a motorcade that transports Bush to Washington National Cathedral for a state funeral. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice president and 41st president of the United States.

Following the service in Washington, Bush will be flown to Houston Wednesday to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church before burial Thursday at his family plot behind the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.

One of Bush's major achievements was assembling the worldwide military coalition that liberated the tiny, oil-rich nation of Kuwait from invading neighbor Iraq in 1991. He had joined the Navy when he turned 18. He was elected to the first of two terms in Congress in 1967. "Honestly I just liked him", he said.

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