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June 8, 2024

George H.W. Bush Candlelight Vigil

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Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker

George H.W. Bush passed away at the age of 94 on Friday night.

A crowd gathered at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at 12:15 Saturday morning for a candlelight vigil held in honor of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away Friday night at the age of 94.

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  • A group of approximately 50 people gathered at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum to hold a candlelight vigil for the former president.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Graduate students Laura Durie and Patsy Taggart stand with their arms around one another before the vigil begins.

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  • The group stood in a circle around the fountain in front of the library.

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  • Amazing Grace, The Spirit of Aggieland, God Bless America and the national anthem were sung during the vigil.

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  • Guests were invited to stay and reflect following the vigil.

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  • Many attendees wore sweatshirts that said “Bush” and had George H.W. Bush’s presidential seal on them.

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  • Graduate student Briggs Long helped attendees arrange their candles in the shape of the Block T.

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  • After the vigil, many people approached the George H.W. Bush statue to leave their candles.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Bush will be buried next to his wife Barbara P. Bush and daughter Robin Bush in the family plot behind the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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  • Graduate students Tiffany Easter, Allen Morgan and Kelsea Hull sit together in front of the statue after the crowd starts to disperse.

    Photo by Photo by Cassie Stricker
  • Two attendees embrace in front of the statue.

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  • The inscription at the foot of the statue reads “George Bush 41st President of the United States.”

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  • Flowers, candles and notes were left at the foot of the statue.

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