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LIVE BLOG: President Bush's procession arrives at Ellington Air Force Base

Follow as we bring you live updates of the president's procession to Ellington Air Force Base in Houston and then his arrival in Washington, D.C.

HOUSTON – A procession will escort the body of President George H.W. Bush to Ellington Air Force Base this morning.

The late former president will then embark on his final journey to the nation's capitol where he will lie in state until Wednesday's memorial.

Follow below for live updates:

10:50 a.m. - The presidential anthem, "Hail to the Chief" plays as cannons fire. A military honor guard holds a casket draped in the U.S. flag, as the family and friends of President George H.W. Bush watch.

10:45 a.m. - President Bush's procession arrives at Ellington Air Force Base

10:20 a.m. - Some 300 dignitaries, family and friends will participate in a brief ceremony before the casket carrying President George Bush board Air Force One, which is renamed Special Air Mission 41 for today's historic flight to Washington D.C.

10:15 a.m. - The motorcade escorting President Bush will turn off the 610 Loop for 45 S as it makes its way toward Ellington.

9:30 a.m. - Members of Bush family just arrived at Lewis & Sons funeral home here in #Houston, where body of the late President George H. W. Bush will be moved by motorcade.

8:50 a.m. - Members of the Secret Service Bush Protective Division will serve as pallbearers.

9:25 a.m. - Flags are flying at half staff at the George Bush Presidential Library in College Station Monday morning.

7:50 a.m. - Former President George H.W. Bush will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18-year-old naval aviator in war. That legacy is now being carried, in part, by the brave, selfless men and women aboard the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier.

7:20 a.m. - A beautiful look at Air Force One Special Mission 41 during this morning's sunrise at Ellington Air Force Base.