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Dec. 1 Candlelight Vigil

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Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker

A second candlelight vigil was held to honor former President George H.W. Bush Saturday at 8 p.m.

A second candlelight vigil was held at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the pond behind the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in honor of former President George H.W. Bush. 

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  • Attendees picked up candles along the sidewalk leading to the pond behind the library and museum.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • People began to circle the pond around 7:45 p.m.

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  • A couple embraces while waiting for the vigil to start.

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  • Members of the Bryan-College Station community joined student leaders from the Ambassadors Council, Public Service Organization and Student Government Association to honor the former president.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Attendees were also able to pick up cards with a photo of George H.W. Bush on the front and a program for the vigil on the back.

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  • Some attendees brought their own candles to the vigil.

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  • The organizers of the vigil spoke about George H.W. Bush as a man, public servant and leader.

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  • Dec. 1 Candlelight Vigil

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  • Three student leaders placed their candles on the pond at the conclusion of the ceremony.

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  • Organizers of the event said they wanted to provide students and community members who could not attend the vigil held at midnight on Saturday to gather in honor of former President Bush.

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  • Before leaving, attendees placed their candles on the sidewalk around the pond.

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  • Before leaving, attendees placed their candles on the sidewalk around the pond.

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  • Visitors continued to leave flowers, candles and notes at the foot of the statue of George H.W. Bush.

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  • The funeral and burial will be on Dec. 6.

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  • The second vigil of the day took place at the pond behind the George Bush Library and Museum.

    Photo by Photo by Megan Cusick
  • Students and members of the community held candles to pay tribute to President George H.W. Bush.

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  • The vigil provided a period of time for many people to honor the life of President Bush.

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  • Attendees left their candles around the path where they had stood.

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  • Three candles were set afloat in the pond at the sight of the vigil.

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  • Facing the pond, on the back of the George Bush Library is a quote from the 41st President. “Let future generations understand the burden and the blessings of freedom. Let them say we stood where duty required us to stand.”

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  • People from near and far continued to honor the life of President George H.W. Bush at the foot of his statue.

    Photo by Photo by Megan Cusick
  • The George Bush Library and Museum is next to Texas A&M’s Bush School of Business.

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  • Bush School of Business students paid their respects at the second vigil of the day.

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  • Students filled the path leading to Barbara Bush’s Rose Garden.

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  • Jasmine Walia, Chief Ambassador of the Bush School Ambassadors Council,  spoke highly of George H.W. Bush as the vigil began.

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