Even though he was a graduate of Yale University, former President George H.W. Bush fell in love with Texas A&M University because of their strong military tradition and its renowned Corps of Cadets. He loved the school so much that in the 1990s he chose Texas A&M over Rice and Yale to house his presidential library and museum. During his funeral procession's final stop next to Kyle Field, Bush 41 requested that the Aggie War Hymn be played. As you can imagine, they did not disappoint.
The Aggie War Hymn at George Bush’s final stop next to Kyle Field (he had requested that): pic.twitter.com/94dCAi8XoS— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) December 6, 2018
The Texas A&M University Corps of Cadets is a student military organization at the college, and they made sure that an already beautiful funeral procession ended the right way.
The love Bush had for the school wasn't one-sided. Thousands of students from the university climbed to the top of parking garages and light poles so that they could see the plane carrying Bush's body from Houston to Washington.
What an honor for the Corps of Cadets today. Hail to the Chief followed by the Aggie War Hymn. That song has never been so fitting or sounded so beautiful. #remembering41— Ellie Holmes (@ellierosetx) December 6, 2018
The 41st president and father of the 43rd passed away six days ago at the age of 94.
While he may not be here physically anymore, his accomplishments will never be forgotten.