Sully the service dog of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush lays in front of Bush's casket as it lies in state inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 4, 2018. (Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lifting his thick paw to shake, former President George H.W. Bush's service dog took an oath to serve at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Wednesday, embarking on a new job helping disabled American veterans and active-duty service members.

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George H.W. Bush from HISTORY's two-night event "Presidents at War" premiering Sunday, Feb. 17. Photo by Brendan George Ko/History

A new History Channel special will focus on eight American presidents who served in uniform in the United States military before serving as commander in chief.

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The Navy honored former president George H.W. Bush, who died Sunday at 94, with one of the notable tributes in its history: an unprecedented 21-jet flyover.

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WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush recalled his father and predecessor as “the brightest of a thousand points of light” and “a great and noble man” who managed a peaceful end to the Cold War and helped define the Republican establishment for the last half-century.

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Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, who's 95-years-old, on Tuesday stood up from his wheelchair in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to salute the casket of former President George H.W. Bush.

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