In June this year, when Sully became part of the Bush family, the former United States president's spokesperson had jokingly said, "As one person said, he [Sully] can do just about anything except make you a martini, but not to worry, he can go get you someone to make you a martini!"
Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning when his casket will then be transported to the National Cathedral for the first of two funeral services for the former president.
The series of delays also has extended to the Supreme Court. 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.
The memorial services for Bush begin on Monday, when he will lie in state in the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol ahead of a service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath on Monday tweeted a photo of the gray socks, which featured naval aviator wings and depicted a squadron of jets.
On Thursday, Bush's casket will travel back to Houston, where he will be memorialized at St. Martin's Episcopal Church and eulogized by his grandson, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, and former Secretary of State James Baker, a man who has been by Bush's side since the former president's failed 1970 Senate campaign in Texas.
Pallbearers carried Bush's casket from a hearse across the tarmac to a presidential plane commonly known as Air Force One. Wednesday has been designated by President Trump as a national day of mourning, and most federal agencies will be closed with federal workers given the day off.
Bush will then be returned to Houston for burial Thursday at his presidential library at Texas A&M University.
Bush's casket will arrive to College Station from Houston by train on December 6, according to ABC-affiliate KXXV. We will cherish their time with us forever. The casket will be in a vehicle with Plexiglas windows to allow people to see it during the trip, according to family spokesman Jim McGrath.
George W. Bush was the eldest of George H.W. Bush's six children with his wife, Barbara Bush, who preceded him in death this past April. Bush was eventually rescued by a USA submarine. Earlier Monday, Trump had posted that he was "Looking forward to being with the Bush Family to pay my respects to President George H.W. Bush".
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