The 41st President of the United States will be laid to rest in a private funeral today, but the public can watch the service for George H.W. Bush on TV and online. See below for a schedule and for the details about watching the event that starts at 11 a.m. ET at the Washington National Cathedral.
At least four people will deliver eulogies at the service, according to CNN: President George W. Bush, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson and presidential historian and Bush 41 biographer Jon Meacham. Grandson George P. Bush and former Secretary of State James Baker are expected to speak at a service Thursday in Houston, which also will get a “missing man” military flyover.
President Donald Trump designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning, which means federal offices and the stock market are closed.
The major television networks, cable news outlets and C-SPAN will carry the funeral live today. There also will be coverage on YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites.
Here is a rundown of Wednesday’s schedule, from ABC News (all times ET):
10 a.m.: Departure ceremony as remains of President Bush leave the U.S. Capitol.
11 a.m.: Casket arrives at Washington National Cathedral and funeral begins. More information about speakers and world leaders attending the funeral is available here.
12:30-2:15 p.m.: Casket departs cathedral, arrives at Joint Base Andrews. President Bush’s remains will then be flown from Joint Base Andrews to Ellington Field in Houston.
5:30 p.m.: Arrival ceremony at Ellington Field.
6:45 p.m.: Arrival ceremony at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church.
President Bush’s remains will lie in repose at St. Martin’s with an honor guard until Thursday 4 a.m.
Lisa de Moraes contributed to this report.