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George W. Bush to eulogise late father

IANS  |  Washington 

Former US is set to eulogise his late father, George H.Bush, at the on Wednesday, the most high-profile event in a week of proceedings that will remember the remarkable life of the former leader who died last week.

George H.will also be eulogised by former Canadian Brian Mulroney, former US and close friend and Jon Meacham, the late President's

will not speak at the funeral, informed sources told on Monday, but has said that he will attend a memorial later on Wednesday.

Despite the fact that Trump's rise to power included lambasting former Presidents, including both Bushes, the has responded to Sr's death with repeated laudatory comments.

Trump will pay a condolence call to the on Tuesday at Blair House, according to the sources, a government house across the street from the

Besides Trump, all other living Presidents -- Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and -- are expected to attend the funeral.

The casket bearing the late leader's remains arrived at the Capitol on Monday shortly after being transported to on the outskirts of

Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning when his casket will then be transported to the for the first of two

The press service announced on Monday that will fly to D.C., to take part in the memorial service for the late President, who oversaw the end of the Cold War and the reunification of

On Thursday, Bush's casket will travel back to Houston, where he will be memorialised at St. Martin's Episcopal Church and eulogised by his grandson, Land George P. Bush, and former James Baker, a man who has been by Bush Sr's side since he failed 1970 campaign in

The former President passed away in on the night of November 30 at the age of 94.

The patriarch of the served as a fighter pilot during World War II, later being elected to Congress, serving as UN Ambassador, CIA Director, under Ronald Reagan between 1981 and 1989 and finally being elected President and serving for one term from 1989-1993 during which time he presided over the end of the Cold War and launched the Gulf War to drive invading Iraqi forces out of

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 09:06 IST
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