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Washington D.C.
Official Schedule for State Funeral for President George H.W. Bush
News Release
Sunday, December 02, 2018

WASHINGTON - The office of former President George H.W. Bush has announced the official schedule of President Bush’s state funeral and the related services and ceremonies scheduled in Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; Spring, and College Station, Texas.

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, visit:  jtf.usstatefuneral.mdw.army.mil and georgehwbush.com. 

For information pertaining to the Union Pacific Railroad’s support to the state funeral of former President George H. W. Bush, visit:  up.com.




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