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In Memory: Sully Has The Watch.

Former President George H.W. Bush’s service dog lies in front of his casket in Houston on Sunday. The 41st president died Friday at the age of 94.

Sully, the service dog of former President George H.W. Bush, spent Sunday night lying before Bush’s flag-draped casket in Houston.

Jim McGrath, spokesman for the Bush family, tweeted out a photo on Sunday night, captioning it “mission complete.”

CNN reported that Sully would travel with the casket to Washington, D.C., where several days of remembrance ceremonies are being held.

Sully, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever, is named after the pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, who on Jan. 15, 2009, landed a passenger plane in the Hudson River after hitting a flock of geese. He was portrayed by Tom Hanks in a movie about the incident.

Sully became the late president’s service dog in June, a couple of months after former first lady Barbara Bush died.

The yellow Lab was trained by America’s VetDogs, which places service dogs and guide dogs with veterans, active-duty service members and first responders.

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Dr. Michael Manford McGreer is managing editor of Nevada-today.com and writes on issues that impact public policy.

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