Aggies honor Barbara Bush in remembrance ceremony

- As the sunset in front of the George Bush Library and Museum on the campus of Texas A&M, students gathered a week after the passing of former First Lady, Barbara Bush for a remembrance ceremony. 

“She’s just a lovely woman all together, and we were really lucky to have gotten to have her and her husband here and have such a great impact here at our school,” senior Gabriella Forames said. 

“She was just the centerpiece of you know leadership and integrity and family. And so I just think her stature for her values and what she stood for and how she spoke her mind, I think that’s what stands out,” said Ralph Kirland who came from Chapel Hill to visit the gravesite.

The students spoke of the countless times Mrs. Bush would walk around campus, and at times would even pose for selfies. Her final resting place is behind the library, next to her daughter who passed away at the age of three.

While tonight was a time to reflect on the legacy Mrs. Bush leaves behind, the students could not forget that back in Houston her husband former President George H.W. Bush is recovering after an infection spread to his blood. Many sent him their well wishes.

“The timing is so unfortunate and like all my prayers go out to him. I know my family is praying for him. I know there’s so many like he’s just a fantastic person and I wish him all the best to him and his family,” says Mary Huyer, a junior at the college. 

If you wish to visit the Library or the gravesite of Mrs. Bush, it’s worth bringing one of your children’s books with you. For the rest of the week they will accept new or gently used books which will be donated to Books and a Blanket in honor of her passion for family literacy.

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