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GALLERY: Australia’s ambassador to the United States visits Bush gravesite

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Joe Hockey, Australia’s ambassador to the U.S., and his wife, Melissa Babbage, visited the Bush gravesite to pay their respects Wednesday afternoon.

Joe Hockey, the Australian ambassador to the U.S., visited the Bush Gravesite on Wednesday afternoon during his trip to Texas.

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  • Hockey and his wife leave flowers at the gate of the Bush gravesite.

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  • Seniors Chris Haerr, Laura Martinez and James Bovenkerk accompanied Hockey and his wife during their visit to the Bush gravesite.

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  • Hockey never met George H.W. Bush, but he is acquainted with the Bush family and was present at the 41st president’s state funeral in Washington, D.C. in December.

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  • The group took a moment to say a prayer.

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  • Hockey and his wife left flowers at the gate of the Bush gravesite Wednesday afternoon.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Hockey speaks with seniors Chris Haerr, Laura Martinez and James Bovenkerk during his visit to the Bush gravesite.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Hockey and Babbage listen to the Singing Cadets perform.

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  • The Singing Cadets sang “How Great Thou Art” and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” for the ambassador and his wife.

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  • The Singing Cadets also sang at the funerals of both Barbara and George H.W. Bush.

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  • Seniors Chris Haerr and Laura Martinez, along with senior James Bovenkerk (not pictured), accompanied the ambassador and his wife to the gravesite.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • The ambassador gave tokens of a “Centenary of Mateship” to the cadets.

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  • The ambassador gave tokens of a “Centenary of Mateship” to the cadets.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
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