Texas A&M University to Close for President George H.W. Bush's Funeral

Texas A&M University to Close for President George H.W. Bush's Funeral

Texas A&M University to Close for President George H.W. Bush's Funeral

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.

President George H.W. Bush, who died November 30, 2018 at the age of 94, had a flamboyant sense of good-humored style, at least when it came to his socks. "And the contrast between George H.W. Bush and the current president could not be more stark". But he offered nothing but praise in the hours after the former president's death was announced. Turner tweeted that those in attendance should 'wear their own colorful socks'.

The Capitol will be open for dignitaries and the public to pay their respects through early Wednesday, with visitors allowed to walk past Bush's casket.

Once Bush lies in state, his casket will be transported by motorcade on Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where a state funeral will be held.

Bush, who served a single term in the White House 1989 to 1993, will receive a state funeral Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, followed by burial Thursday at his presidential library in Texas. As a true patriot and a visionary, President Bush will forever be viewed by people with disabilities and their families as a hero through his efforts to enact the Americans with Disabilities Act. He died Friday in Houston at age 94.

The elder Bush's body will be buried in a family plot at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in US history.

Donald Trump has ordered the federal government closed on Wednesday for a national day of mourning.

The late President Bush loved to wear colorful socks.

Bush's passing has led to an outpouring of remembrances for the humble and gentlemanly statesman, whose life and service was seen to stand in direct contrast to the vitriol and partisanship that has enveloped elected politics in recent years.

"As one person said, he 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 family spokesman Jim McGrath said in June.

Bush's death reduces membership in the ex-presidents' club to four: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Barack Obama.

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