COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Visitors are still paying their respects at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum on the Texas A&M campus. Parents say they're proud that President 41 called Texas home, and they're making it a point this weekend to share with their kids just how big of an impact he had on our country.
Flowers and cards are left for the former president at the base of his statue. Some are from the areas youngest paying their respects.
"They are aware that he fought in World War II and he was a great statesman, and a great man," said Melanie Keyser.
Names are left next to condolences inside the library’s rotunda.
"He really was a president that tried to reach across the aisle and tried to bring the country together," said Robert Lee Manalo.
Parents and their children are leaving small notes and wishing the Bush family well.
"I think it's mourning, but I think it's also a celebration. It's time to celebrate his life," said Blake Shifferstein.
The Schifferstein family, with their young kids in tow, are teaching them about history and how George Bush worked to unite us all.
"I think a lot of times, especially now, children today forget the heroes of our nation and I think it's really good for our kids to see what kind of man he,” said Schifferstein.
They’re learning about the president's sacrifice for our nation, and his dedication to public service.
"There's just a lot to learn from him and if more people in this world could be like him, be goodhearted people and have respect for one another, I think this country would be a much better place," said Mary Grace.
These parents are teaching the next generation and paying tribute to a man who was proud to be an American.
The Shifferstein family invited the Bushes to their wedding. While they got no response, oddly enough, Mrs. Bush was attending an event right next door. It was purely a coincidence.