The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda early next week, and President Trump has declared a National Day of Mourning for Wednesday.
Leaders of the House and Senate said that a bicameral arrival ceremony will be held Monday evening.
The public will be able to pay their respects until Wednesday morning.
Gerald Ford was the last president to lie in state following his death in 2006.
Bush’s family announced the former president’s death yesterday in a statement released by his son, former President George W. Bush. He was 94 years old.
Trump has declared a National Day of Mourning for Wednesday to honor Bush and has ordered U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff for 30 days. Trump also issued an executive order closing federal agencies and departments on Wednesday.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump plan to attend Bush’s funeral services at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., despite having feuded with several members of the Bush family.
Trump did not attend Sen. John McCain’s funeral in September at the senator’s request.
“He was a wonderful man,” Trump said of the late president while speaking to reporters on Saturday during a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Group of 20 summit.
Trump said he spoke with Bush’s sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, by phone earlier in the day.
Trump has clashed with members of the Bush family at various points in the past, including mocking Jeb Bush, his former 2016 GOP presidential rival, claiming he didn’t want to use his last name during the campaign.
George H.W. Bush also confirmed to author Mark K. Updegrove in his book “The Last Republicans” that he voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton over Trump in 2016, saying he considered Trump to be a “blowhard.”
The Obamas also honored Bush in a statement late Friday, calling him “a patriot and humble servant” with “a legacy of service that may never be matched, even though he’d want all of us to try.”
“George H.W. Bush’s life is a testament to the notion that public service is a noble, joyous calling. And he did tremendous good along the journey,” they said.