COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) -Saturday morning family and close friends gathered at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum for a wreath-laying ceremony. The ceremony was to mark the birthdays of former president George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush.
A military honor guard along with Pierce Bush, the grandson of the former president, placed the red, white, and blue wreath with a card that simply says “The President” on the grave of the 41st commander and chief. Bush says today’s ceremony is one that he won’t ever forget and says the day was even more special because he was sharing it with his seven-week-old daughter Adeline.
“You know, this is my grandfather’s birthday and every year it’s such an honor that the military honor guard comes out to recognize that. I think they do that for all recent foreign presidents so it’s so cool to come and represent the family, bring my daughter, George H.W Bush’s great-granddaughter to meet him and to pay her respects as well. It’s really kind of just special,” said Bush. “Although my baby Adeline will never have met him, she’s going to know a lot about him when she’s old enough to hear stories and learn about the incredible man, an incredible legacy he left for all of us that carry the last name Bush, and that are a part of his family.”
Grateful to bring baby girl Adeline to pay respects to the GOAT, her great grandfather, @GeorgeHWBush on what would be his 97th birthday today. Can’t wait to tell her all about him someday. https://t.co/Hj2uAXjUeU— Pierce Bush (@PierceBush) June 12, 2021