Barbara Bush's security detail protected her even at her funeral
Family and friends gathered to bid adieu to “Tranquility.”
Western Journal reported that an entourage was present when the former first lady, Barbara Bush, was laid to rest on April 21, 2018.
The piles of roses on top of an elegant coffin showed how special she was for those gathered at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.
Many others watched the service on television even as family and friends paid tribute to Bush’s legacy.
Her son and former Florida Governor, Jeb Bush, gave a poignant eulogy that brought tears and laughter to those present at the service. He shared stories about his mother and also expressed how much he missed her.
Bush’s grandchildren read powerful sections of scripture from the Bible.
One also noticed a group of Secret Service agents, continuing to protect and serve the former first lady. As her grandsons carried her casket outside at the conclusion of the service, the group made its way out of the church.
Some of the agents had been serving Bush for decades and they were treated like family. They said that the loss was painful to bear.
One of the agents said that they were honored to stand by her side one last time. They had worked around the clock to ensure her safety. They remained loyal to her even after her last breath.
Former agent Thom Bolsch said that the agents on Bush’s detail are the ones posted around her house all the time. They would be there for her every moment. They would bring her shopping and to events.
He said, “They are family to her. She was one of the most gracious people we’ve ever protected.”
The former first lady had a code name, Tranquility, which, the agents said, perfectly suited her personality.
Another former agent, Jonathan Wackrow, explained why the name was perfect for Bush. He said that the name represented her demeanor and that it had a ‘calming, humanizing and gentle effect’ on the ones around her.
He added that Bush will be missed forever.
She was laid to rest at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University, near her late daughter, Pauline Robinson Bush, who passed away at the age of three.
Two Secret Service agents were by her side in the hearse transporting her to her final resting place.
Bolsch believed that she had made them feel part of the Bush family and that they shared a wonderful relationship.