The city of Houston turned out to celebrate the life and times of President George H.W. Bush, who passed away on Friday at the age of 94.
Among those speaking to honor the President was Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner.
“It is out privilege as a city to celebrate his life as a neighbor; a neighbor who was influential and important, but also one who was down to earth and very much accessible,” Turner said.
Performers included Clay Walker, Yolanda Adams, and The Gatlin Brothers.
“He was a man of gratitude, respect, humility, honor,” Larry Gatlin told out TV partner Channel 2.
The former President connected with this city's sports teams as well. Former Astros owner Drayton McLane told KTRH during the magical 2005 run to the World Series there were no bigger fans than the Bushes.
“They came to every game that was in Houston during the playoffs. They added extra excitement. There was already a lot of excitement. That was just the icing on the cake,” McLane said, adding that whenever the Bushes came to Minute Maid, they did it quietly, without any special announcement to tell fans they were there.
After a funeral service in Washington tomorrow, the President returns home for another service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Thursday.