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Wolf to attend former President Bush's funeral service

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 4, 2018 6:23 PM
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President Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump arrive to pay their respects to former President George H.W. Bush as he lies in state in the Capitol's Rotunda in in Washington, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)


(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will attend the invitation-only national funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday's funeral service is at the Washington National Cathedral.

Bush died on Friday at age 94 and is lying in state in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.

Wolf has ordered state flags to fly at half-staff until Jan. 1 to honor Bush and issued a statement calling Bush "a kind and gentle man who dedicated his life to service."

Also attending the funeral service are President Donald Trump, Prince Charles, former Polish President Lech Walesa and the current Polish president, Andrzej Duda.

Eulogists include former President George W. Bush, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and presidential historian Jon Meacham.

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