The House has canceled all votes for the week and the Senate has postponed votes until after the Wednesday funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other USA presidential couple.
Bush's casket will be on public view until Wednesday morning, when it will be taken to the National Cathedral. "He was able to demonstrate that in his four years of service", Powell said on ABC's This Week.
Bush is the first president to lie in state since Gerald Ford, following his death in 2006. "So he was a terrific guy and he'll be missed".
4141 George Bush Locomotive, which was unveiled October 18, 2005, was dedicated to honor the nation's 41st president.
Dukakis, 85, blames himself for his election loss as the Democratic nominee, saying he didn't respond aggressively to a Bush campaign ad featuring a convicted murderer named Willie Horton who raped a woman and stabbed her partner while out of prison on a MA furlough program.
Mourners began lining up at the Capitol to pay respects to Bush, who died at his Houston home on Friday night at the age of 94, seven months after the death of his wife Barbara. His final resting place will be alongside Barbara Bush, his wife of 73 years who died in April at the age of 92, and Robin Bush, the daughter they lost to leukemia in 1953 at age three. The Facebook page for the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum also shared the image.
Bush's body will be transported to the U.S. Capitol, where he will lie in state in the building's rotunda until Wednesday morning.
Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged a 73-year union that was the longest presidential marriage in USA history until her death.
Bush served two terms as vice president under fellow Republican President Ronald Reagan before his own stint in the Oval Office from 1989 to 1993, a time that saw the end of the Cold War as well as the United States' routing of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's army in the 1991 Gulf War. "Could not be more grateful, especially for their commitment to our veterans", Bush said on Twitter about the dog in June.
He was denied a second term by then Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton, who would later become a close friend.
Bush visits a tent camp for natural disaster survivors on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2006.