Here's the plan for President George H.W. Bush's memorial and funeral services

There are three stages to the funeral for President George H.W. Bush this week. 

Bush died late Friday at age 94. He will lie in state for two days at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. beginning Monday afternoon. 

A funeral will be held Wednesday morning at the Washington National Cathedral, then Bush will be moved to Houston, Texas, where another funeral service will be held on Thursday. 

Here is the official schedule: 

STAGE ONE: Houston, Texas

  • Monday, December 3, 10:30 a.m. CST Departure Ceremony Ellington Field

** Former President Bush’s remains will depart Ellington Field, Houston, Texas and will be flown to Joint
Base Andrews, Maryland. **

STAGE TWO: Washington, D.C.

  • Monday, December 3, 3:30 p.m. EST Arrival Ceremony Joint Base Andrews
  • Monday, December 3, 4:45 p.m. EST Arrival Ceremony U.S. Capitol
  • Monday, December 3, 5:00 p.m. EST Lie in State* U.S. Capitol
  • Wednesday, December 5, 10:00 a.m. EST Departure Ceremony U.S. Capitol
  • Wednesday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. EST Arrival and Funeral Washington National Cathedral
  • Wednesday, December 5, 12:30 p.m. EST Departure Ceremony Washington National Cathedral
  • Wednesday, December 5, 1:15 p.m. EST Departure Ceremony Joint Base Andrews

* Following a short service, former President Bush’s remains will lie in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Monday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. until Wednesday, December 5, at 8:45 a.m. with a guard of honor in attendance.

** Former President Bush’s remains will depart Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and will be flown to
Ellington Field, Houston, Texas. **

STAGE THREE: Houston, Spring, and College Station, Texas

  • Wednesday, December 5, 4:30 p.m. CST Arrival Ceremony Ellington Field
  • Wednesday December 5, 5:45 p.m. CST Arrival Ceremony St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Wednesday December 5, 6:45 p.m. CST Lie in Repose* St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Thursday, December 6, 10:00 a.m. CST Funeral Service St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Thursday, December 6, 11:15 a.m. CST Departure Ceremony St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Thursday, December 6, 12:30 p.m. CST Departure Ceremony Union Pacific Railroad Westfield Auto Facility
  • Thursday, December 6, 3:45 p.m. CST Arrival Ceremony Texas A&M University
  • Thursday, December 6, 4:15 p.m. CST Arrival and Interment George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

* Former President Bush’s remains will lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Wednesday, December 5, at 6:45 p.m. until Thursday, December 6, at 6:00 a.m. with a guard of honor in attendance.

** Former President Bush’s remains will depart St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Houston, and be transported by motorcade to Union Pacific Railroad Westfield Auto Facility, Spring, Texas. President Bush’s remains will then be transported by funeral car (train) to College Station, Texas. **

For more information head to georgehwbush.com.

Bush is the first former U.S. president to die since President Gerald R. Ford, who died Dec. 26, 2006. Ford was 93. His funeral was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 2, 2007. After the service, he was interred at his Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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