Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

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Financial markets and The Supreme Court will also take the day off to honor him. Trump and former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are expected to attend the service, according to sources familiar with the planning of the funeral.

Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant. Bush will lie in state there for public visitation through Wednesday.

Sully the service dog visited with former President George H.W. Bush's casket on Tuesday.

Retired Sen. Bob Dole, of Kansas, who was once Bush's rival for the presidency also paid his respects.

McGrath has been sharing photos throughout the week of how the nation is honoring Bush 41.

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After accompanying Bush's casket to the U.S. Capitol, the dog was led by America's VetDogs manager Valerie Cramer to pay his respects while wearing an American flag vest emblazoned with his name.

Fred Curry, one of the few African-Americans in line, is a registered Democrat from Hyattsville, Maryland, who voted for Bush in 1988, the election won by the one-term president. He had been trained by America's VetDogs, an organization that provides service dogs. Addressing the Bush family and other guests in the Rotunda, he compared himself to the late president, saying they both served outsider presidents who came to Washington to cut taxes, rebuild the military and "shake things up".

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

His body will return to Houston on Wednesday evening and will lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church until Thursday morning when he will be eulogized during a funeral at the church. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age 3.

The Postal Service announced that it will be closed on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 on the national day of mourning that was declared by President Trump's executive order closing federal offices.

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