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WATCH: Special coverage of President George H.W. Bush's memorial service

Posted: 9:31 AM, Dec 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-05 14:50:53Z

News 5 and ABC News are presenting special coverage on this national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush. Coverage will begin at about 10 a.m.

Watch live coverage of the memorial service here:



The Bush family is expected to depart the Blair House, the Presidential Guest House, at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday. Coverage will continue with President Bush’s casket departing the U.S. Capitol, where it was lying in state, for the memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral.

The state funeral will be an official gathering that will include current and former presidents and world leaders to mark the life of the 41st President.

The White House said both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will attend Wednesday's service at Washington National Cathedral.

In addition to the Trumps and the Bush family, Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath has told CNN that those attending will also include other dignitaries.

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