After George H.W. Bush passed away on Friday, November 1, arrangements were quickly made for the late president's memorial services. The four-day sequence of events will come to an end on Thursday afternoon, when George H.W. Bush's remains will be interred.
Bush is set to be laid to rest at his presidential library on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum comprises exhibitions about the late president and his wife, Barbara Bush, as well as Bush's presidential archives. Outside of the museum, across a pond and next to the Barbara Bush Rose Garden, lies the Bush family gravesite.
The rose garden is a tribute to Barbara (clearly, it's in the name)-but the pond holds significance for George. According The Eagle, a newspaper covering Texas A&M and its surrounds, the body of water is stocked with fish, which the public can fish for on a catch-and-release basis. Back in 2016, the outlet even tweeted a video of the former president reeling in a catfish from the pond.
Much has been said about Bush's desire to reunite with his late daughter and wife-but it's also touching that the three of them will be together in such a meaningful place for George H.W. Bush and his family.
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