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But few believe the death of President George H.W. Bush will lead to new camaraderie between Trump and the men who served before him.

Bush's funeral at the US Capitol starts at 11 a.m. (ET).

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The current president has previously mocked the elder George Bush as a "blowhard" and challenged his son's legacy as a president.

The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush is carried by a joint services military honor guard to a hearse at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

The last funeral for a former president was the one for Gerald Ford, who died on December 26, 2006 and was buried January 2; Ronald Reagan had died two years earlier in June 2004. His funeral will bring together world envoys, the four remaining ex-presidents and President Donald Trump. There is a stark contrast with the funeral of Senator John McCain in September, to which the president was not invited and where anti-Trump sentiment was palpable.

On Tuesday Dole was helped out of his wheelchair by an aide, slowly steadied himself and saluted Bush with his left hand, his chin quivering.

Trump is scheduled to be at Bush's ceremony, however, and has publicly praised his predecessor since his death despite some past criticism.

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"We'll be spending three days of mourning and three days of celebrating a really great man's life", Trump said about Bush's funeral while in Argentina this weekend attending the G20 summit.

He's expected to lie in repose at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston until 7 a.m. EST Thursday. Wednesday has been designated by President Trump as a national day of mourning, and most federal agencies will be closed with federal workers given the day off. Bush was the last US president to have served in World War II.

Wreaths were placed at the casket by congressional leaders from both parties, as the Bush family, including former President George W. Bush looked on. "With his passing, we mark one of the last pages of a defining chapter in American history", he wrote in a statement sent to Congress.

Following the week of services, Bush will be laid to rest on his presidential library grounds at Texas A&M University, where his wife and Robin, his daughter who died of leukemia in 1953, are buried. He had joined the Navy when he turned 18.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged a 73-year union that was the longest presidential marriage in USA history until her death.

After moving to Texas to work in the oil business, Bush turned his attention to politics in the 1960s.

But despite Bush's record approval ratings after "Desert Storm", he disappointed Americans on the domestic front.

She recalled her trip to see him in the U.S., saying: "Prince Philip and I remember our days in Texas in 1991 with great fondness".

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