An overwhelming amount of people are showing up to pay respects to President George H.W. Bush in Houston.
People began lining up at 9 a.m. Wednesday to be shuttled to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church where the President is lying in repose.
It’s been the Bush family church for more than 50 years.
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Buses took crowds from Second Baptist Church to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church about three miles away.
Thousands walked by the flag-draped casket by 9 p.m.
People from California to Cincinnati to the Northeast traveled to Houston to take part in the experience.
Sarah Hughes and her 13-year-old son William drove from Fort Worth.
“I saw Bob Dole yesterday stand up and salute President Bush and I said ‘If he can do that we’re going to make this four-hour drive’,” Sarah Hughes explained.
William Hughes, an 8th grader, missed history class to witness history.
“It’s pretty cool and I suppose it's the only chance I'll get to do this,” he said.
Buses will run overnight.
The last one is expected to leave around 5:30 a.m. so the church can prepare for a private funeral.