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Bush to be laid to rest on library grounds Thursday

Bush to be laid to rest on library grounds Thursday

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Former President George H.W. Bush will be buried on the grounds of his presidential library on Thursday, according to Texas A&M University.

Bush died Friday at the age of 94, less than a year after the passing of his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

Texas A&M will be closed on Thursday for the burial, according to a statement issued by the university, with only essential personnel working.

The 41st president will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda beginning Monday.

A funeral service is planned for Washington's National Cathedral. The White House has said President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend.

On Thursday, President Bush's casket will arrive in College Station by train. The casket will be unloaded at Wellborn Road and George Bush Drive and driven to the library complex.

Members of the community are invited to view the procession, but the burial will be closed to the public.

The office of President George H.W. Bush released an official schedule late Saturday:

* At 10:30 a.m. CST Monday, Bush's remains will depart Ellington Field in Houston and will be flown to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

* Monday, 3:30 p.m. EST, will be an arrival ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.

* Monday,  4:45 p.m. EST, will be an arrival ceremony at the U.S. Capitol.

* Monday, 5 p.m. EST, the body will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol until 8:45 a.m. EST Wednesday.

* Wednesday, 10 a.m. EST, there will be a departure ceremony from the U.S. Capitol.

* Wednesday, 11 a.m. EST,  funeral at Washington National Cathedral.

* Wednesday,  12:30 p.m. EST, there will be a departure ceremony from Washington National Cathedral.

* Wednesday,  1:15 p.m. EST, there will be a departure ceremony from Joint Base Andrews.

* Wednesday,  4:30 p.m. CST, there will be an arrival ceremony at Ellington Field.

* Wednesday,  5:45 p.m. CST, there will be an arrival ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

* Wednesday,  6:45 p.m. CST, the remains will lie in repose at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church until 6 a.m. Thursday

* Thursday,  10 a.m. CST, there will be a  funeral service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

* Thursday, 11:15 a.m. CST, there will be a  departure ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

* Thursday, 12:30 p.m. CST, there will be a  departure ceremony at Union Pacific Railroad Westfield Auto Facility in Spring

* Thursday, 3:45 p.m. CST, there will be an arrival ceremony at Texas A&M University

* Thursday, 4:15 p.m. CST, the motorcade is expected to arrive for interment at the George Bush Presidential Library & Museum

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