Presidential funerals are planned far in advance, and the family receives help from the military to coordinate the events.
Read on for a look at some of the traditions created from past presidential funerals and how they’ve been handled over the years.
Out of the five presidents who have died in the past 30 years – including Bush – only one did not have a state funeral.
President Richard Nixon was remembered at a service at his library in California before he was buried next to his wife, according to the White House Historical Association. His family thought visitors to the Capitol might not be respectful toward Nixon, who resigned from the office.