At midnight on Dec. 1, just two hours after 41st President George H.W. Bush's death, nearly 100 students at Texas A&M's Bush School of Government and Public Service gathered for a candlelight vigil at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
A second candlelight vigil was held at 8 p.m. on Dec. 1 for those who were unable to attend the first.
FROM HOUSTON TO D.C.
The Battalion's week-long coverage of the events that led up to George H.W. Bush's interment behind the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, began with a trip to Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. There, George H.W. Bush's casket was loaded onto Air Force 1, called Special Air Mission 41 for the week, to be flown to Washington, D.C. for the state funeral.
'IN OUR GRIEF, LET US SMILE'
On Dec. 5, world leaders and friends of the Bush family gathered at the Washington National Cathedral for George H.W. Bush's state funeral. In attendance were President and Mrs. Trump and former Presidents and First Ladies Obama, Clinton and Carter, as well as many other elected United States government officials and leaders from around the globe. Cassie was the only student photojournalist allowed clearance to the state funeral, where she worked alongside photographers from national media outlets.