What We Know About George H.W Bush's Funeral Services

George H.W. Bush arrives on the field to do the coin toss ahead of the start of Super Bowl LI between the

In the wake of the passing of former president George H.W. Bush (41) on Friday, President Donald Trump (45) has announced that federal agencies will be closed on December 5. Trump also announced that he'll be sending one of the Boeing 747s that serves as Air Force One to Houston to transport Bush's casket to Washington, D.C.

Other details regarding the state funeral for former President Bush were revealed by his office Saturday.

The elder Bush's final words before he died that night, according to NYT reporter Peter Baker, were "I love you, too", to his son. Texas A-and-M says that Bush will be buried alongside his wife Barbara and his daughter Robin in his family plot.

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After departing the Capitol, Bush's remains will be taken to Washington National Cathedral for a funeral. "This state funeral is a culmination of years of planning and rehearsal to ensure the support the military renders President Bush is nothing less than a first-class tribute". The church will also hold a second memorial service for the former president at 11 a.m. ET Thursday.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

"Former President Bush' remains will depart St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Houston, and be transported by motorcade to Union Pacific Railroad Westfield Auto Facility, Spring, Texas", according to the news release.

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