History brought to life for children along the presidential funeral train route

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) A game of football is nothing out of the ordinary for the Freeman brothers of College Station. What made it special on Thursday was playing catch in front of Kyle Field while waiting for a presidential funeral train.

"George Bush was a good man who did a lot of good things. Seeing his funeral, you can see a lot of people cared about him," Brooks Freeman said.

8-year-old Freeman and his two brothers are home schooled. Their mom, Sara, is their teacher.

"We're here to honor him and to show my boys that it's important to honor people who served our country," Sara Freeman said.

The youngest brother, who is five, held onto an American flag while waiting for the historic train.

"I'm going to wave it to the train," Jameson Freeman said proudly.

Nolan, 13, added, "It's a really cool opportunity to see history before it's written in a history book."

16-year-old twin sisters who sat further down the train route, agreed.

"It was so cool, especially when George and Laura Bush came out and waved to the crowd. That was probably the coolest part," Emma Webster said.

"It's great to be able to witness history, and to see that today, is really cool," her sister Claire, added.

It was history lesson brought to life for the young.