Following the death of former President George H. W. Bush, people are traveling across Texas to pay their respects at The George W. Bush Childhood home.
Gilbert Gallegos made the trip from San Angelo.
“I wanted to come to just show my respect to for a great American. To me he was a great American, a great example for the younger generation of how to be an American, a servant, a father, a husband and a friend,” said Gilbert Gallegos, San Angelo Resident.
“Just being a real person instead of someone who was untouchable. He seemed to be honest and fair and just loved people and I like that about him,” said Nancy Mauldin, Midland Resident.
The legacy of George H. W, Bush will live on in Midland.
Residents remember and respect his impact on the Basin community.
“Oh it means so much to all of us in Midland. George H Bush was part of building the YMCA here,” said Lauren Johnston, Museum Board Member.
“Their influence in the city has been so great and the legacy that they have left has just been overwhelming in this town and we love the bushes,” said Mauldin.
“It’s a sad time for America but it’s a good time. He’s in a good place we know because of the person he was and like I said he was a great husband, a great father and probably a very very good friend to everyone,” said Gallegos.
The George Bush Childhood home will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10- 5 and Sunday 2-5.
A banner will be at the home for visitors to sing, the banner will be given to the Bush family later.