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Texas A&M Students Spontaneously Pay Fitting Tribute to George HW Bush at His Presidential Library

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Texas A&M students honored former President George H.W. Bush Saturday after Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30.

Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, is the site of George Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Beginning in the early hours of Saturday, after word of Bush’s death reached campus, current and former Bush School students gathered outside the presidential library.

“All the times I had gone through the library just kind of flashed through my head,” freshman Chris Huser told The Battalion, the college’s student newspaper. “I just thought to come here. It was almost instinctual.”

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About 70 students gathered for a moment of silence in honor of the 41st president, then walked to a statue of Bush to continue the impromptu tribute.

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Bush School student Tiffany Easter led the group in singing “Amazing Grace” and read a quote from Bush.

“‘We are a nation of communities, a brilliant diversity spread, like stars like a thousand points of light and a broad and peaceful sky,’” Easter read.

Easter said Bush gave more than just his name and papers to the school.

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“Going to school with him being our namesake is the highest honor that any of us could have, and to walk out of here learning about the legacy that he left as a public servant is an honor,” Easter said.

“He was such a wonderful man and this school was founded on his style of public service and selfless service. He himself said public service is a noble calling. We are here to try and live that out in our time here at the school and we want to honor him tonight,” said student William Moore, according to KPRC.

Warren Finch, director of the presidential library, said that Bush felt an affection for the school and its students, who returned the emotion.

“One of the highlights of this last academic year was when President Bush came back to the campus after his long stay in the hospital, and the students spontaneously put together a flash mob,” Finch said, according to KPRC.

The former president will be buried on the campus next to his late wife, Barbara, Fox News reported.

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Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack Davis is a freelance writer who joined The Western Journal in July 2015 and chronicled the campaign that saw President Donald Trump elected. Since then, he has written extensively for The Western Journal on the Trump administration as well as foreign policy and military issues.
Jack can be reached at jackwritings1@gmail.com.
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