‘Mission complete’: Sully the service dog to accompany Bush one last time

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But he offered nothing but praise in the hours after the former president's death was announced.

"We'll be spending three days of mourning and three days of celebrating a really great man's life", Trump said in Argentina where he was attending the G20 summit. "One thing that came through loud and clear, he was very proud of his family and very much loved his family". George H.W. Bush was 94 years old. Writing for the Washington Post on Saturday, Clinton declared of Bush: "I just loved him". The couple had six children, including George W. Bush, who would become the nation's 43rd president in 2000. Thousands paid their respects at a weekend candlelight vigil at a pond and others contributed to growing flower memorials at Bush statues at the library and a park in downtown Houston.

According to America's VetDogs.org, the specially-trained service dog was specifically matched to provide support and companionship to the late President Bush in his daily activities.

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Former first lady Michelle Obama begins her book tour with a stop at the Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago, Illinois, November 12, 2018.

Those reflections will continue throughout the week, when Bush's casket travels from Houston, Bush's hometown, to Washington, DC to lie in state in the United States Capitol.

To honor the former president, the global nonprofit Points of Light, founded by Bush, invited the public to celebrate Bush by giving a day of service in his memory. He will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas. He will be buried next to wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died in 1953.

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