George H.W. Bush's Final Flights On Air Force One

Godofredo A. Vasquez  Houston Chronicle via AP

Godofredo A. Vasquez Houston Chronicle via AP

The picture was tweeted by Mr Bush's spokesman, Jim McGrath, showing Sully next to Mr Bush's casket on Sunday along with the caption: "Mission complete".

Sully the dog, pictured in front of the casket for former President George H.W. Bush. "Mission accomplished", McGrath added.

Sully has his own Instagram account; here he is shown "assisting with voting" as Mr Bush cast his ballot in last month's USA presidential mid-term election.

The 41st USA president George H.W. Bush died on Friday, and his last words have been shared by the man who joined him at his bedside.

Two months after former First Lady Barbara Bush died in April at age 92, Sully joined the Bush family to help the former president, who was confined to a wheel chair. Eastern, according to CNN. While their presence is not yet certain, it's likely that former Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter will be in attendance as well.

Sully is a yellow Labrador trained by the Guide Dog Foundation and America's Vet Dogs, which provides service dogs to veterans, first responders and active-duty service members with disabilities.

David J. Phillip Pool  AP
David J. Phillip Pool AP

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.

Bush will be laid to rest in his family plot behind George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

Baker also said the Irish tenor Ronan Tynan visited Bush's bedside: "He sang couple of songs for President Bush on that last evening".

An arrival ceremony involving both the House and Senate will be held at 4:45 p.m. ET on Monday at the US Capitol, where Bush will lie in state in the rotunda until Wednesday morning. Memorial services will begin in Washington Monday at 4:45 p.m. ET, when his casket arrives at the U.S. Capitol.

Mr Bush, who served as the 41st U.S. president between 1989 and 1993, died late on Friday at the age of 94.

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