Crowds of visitors waited in line throughout the day on Saturday to pay their respects to 41.

By Meghan Overdeep
December 13, 2018

Hundreds of people visited former President George H.W. Bush's gravesite on the first day it was open to the public on Saturday.

Multiple new outlets report that there was a steady line of people waiting to pay their respects to the 41st president throughout the day. Bush was interred behind George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University on Thursday. The longtime Houston resident lies next to his wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of three.

"I cried for two days when he died," Carmen Dunkin, who traveled more than 100 miles from Angleton to College Station to pay her respects, told The Bryan-College Station Eagle. "I needed to come for closure, because George Bush was such a great man. What an honor.

Nancy Barnhart of Houston drove to College Station with her sister to visit the gravesite.

"He was a man of integrity," Barnhart told The Eagle. "And he was someone I deeply admired. I wanted to be here to pay my respects, and I also wanted to visit the museum, to remember some of the contributions he made."

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