People in North Texas area are paying their respects to the 41st president at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
One-by-one, people with tears in their eyes brought flowers and gave thanks to a leader who dedicated his life to public service.
"I was in the military for 11 years, 5 years active duty and 6 in reserve. When I served, President Bush was my president. I thought he did an extraordinary job and on behalf of what he did for me and also a grateful nation. When I got the news I wanted to come by," said Chris Roussos.
The Presidential Center in University Park has set up a remembrance area for people to leave notes. Those will be given as a give to the family, so they can further see the impact he made on many.
It was important for Bobbie Lynn Weir and Cathie Smith to drive there from Bedford when they heard of his passing.
"When you look at all of his positions that he's held over his 70 years of his career, It's amazing and he never gave up. I mean, he was defeated in his political career but look at him now and the legacy that he's left behind. I think that says a lot," said Weir.
They want the family to know he wasn’t just a great president, but an incredible father and teacher.
“The thing that stands out the most to me is how he raised amazing children. he and Barbara both. You don’t see that today. Every one of their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, provided public service. It may not be on the press, you know the press may not say anything about it but they do it because they care about the people and I think that speaks volumes."
The 41st president attended the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in April of 2013. He was among all the other living presidents.
Also on display at the library and museum are the remarkable photos from the White House archives of the 41st president and his son. It shows their relationship throughout the years, a relationship so strong that George W. even painted a portrait in honor of his father.