President Donald Trump and very first woman Melania Trump will participate in former President George H.W. Bush’s funeral service and designate Wednesday as a day of mourning, the White Home announced on Saturday.
The funeral will occur at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. More details regarding the services have yet to be announced. President Trump is arranged to call former President George W. Bush Saturday morning to provide his and the very first woman’s acknowledgements.
” The president and very first lady were informed late last night of President George H.W. Bush’s passing,” White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a declaration. “President Trump is arranged to talk with President George W. Bush this morning and use his acknowledgements on behalf of himself, the very first woman and the entire country.”
” A state funeral service is being organized with all of the accompanying assistance and honors,” the declaration continued. “The president will designate Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day Of Grieving. He and the first lady will attend the funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.”
The American flag is flying at half-staff atop the White House in memory of the 41st president:
ENJOY: The American flag is flying at half-staff at the White Home in honor of the life of George H.W. Bush. https://t.co/ENHjf39Cqb #Bush 41 #RIP 41 pic.twitter.com/dONHOrbQQD
— CBS This Early Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 1, 2018
Bush died in Houston, Texas, on Friday night at 94 years of age, Bush household spokesperson Jim McGrath revealed. His passing comes 7 months after the death of former first lady Barbara Bush, his spouse of 73 years.