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Barbara Bush's gravesite in College Station is now open to the public

Barbara Bush's gravesite in College Station is now open to the public

Barbara Bush funeral coffin procession
After a solemn, poignant private service, the former first lady's resting place is open. Photo courtesy of ABC13

Barbara Bush's gravesite will open to the public April 23 if they wish to pay their respects to the former first lady.

A family spokesperson says the gravesite at the Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station is now open. 

Mrs. Bush was buried April 21. The burial site is in a gated plot surrounded by trees and near a creek where the couple's 3-year-old daughter Robin is buried. She died of leukemia in 1953.

On April 22, The Bush family released photos of Mrs. Bush's private burial service.

"It was a very brief but poignant and beautiful ending to a very moving and incredible day. It would have been exactly what Barbara Bush wanted," says family spokesman Jim McGrath.

Hundreds of people lined both sides of the street near the campus as the funeral procession passed on a gray, cloudy day. Flags were flown at half-staff.

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