GHWB, RIP

President George H. W. Bush’s remains arrived in Washington DC Monday evening, on board a military jet with the callsign Special Air Mission 41. Speaking at a ceremony upon the casket’s arrival, Vice President Mike Pence gave remarks, speaking to the 41st president’s life and character: “[he] never lost his love of adventure, and he never failed to answer the call to serve his country,” Pence said.

The casket will remain on display in the Capitol rotunda until early Wednesday morning, when the state funeral will begin. President Bush made clear he wanted President Trump at the funeral, though the current Commander in Chief will not speak.