Things to know about George H.W. Bush funeral services

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Thanks to the Americans With Disabilities Act, which was signed into law in 1990 by none other than the former president, Sully could even attend the services inside the cathedral if the family so chooses, said Andrew Rubenstein, director of marketing with America's VetDogs.

Relatives accompanying the casket will include his sons, former President George W. Bush and Neil Bush, along with members of their immediate families.

KTRK-TV in Houston reports that Sully will return to America's VetDogs in NY and then join the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facility Dog Program.

George H.W. Bush's burial is set for Thursday at the Bush Library Center.

Sully is named after the airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed a passenger jet on the Hudson River in 2009, saving all 155 passengers and crew on board. Former presidents or prominent politicians customarily lie in state.

As the nation mourned the death of former president George H.W. Bush over the weekend, his beloved service dog was by his side to the end.

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- Sully was placed with 41st president in late June.

Along with the tweet, the 41st President included a photo of himself, Sully and Bush's successor in office, Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

"Mission complete", the caption read.

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.

In lieu of flowers, the Bush family has requested that donations be made to the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

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