As you can imagine, the local news networks/papers were all over the story of former President Bush and Laura Bush being in town at the Rev. Billy Graham Library to sign copies of their books to people who had camped out Friday night to get a wristband Saturday, and who camped out last night to get a good spot in line today. Reportedly there were around 1,000 people waiting in line to meet them (you can view photos here of the long lines and traffic), and many of those who stood in line got the rare chance to briefly see the Rev. Graham himself. Graham, 92, doesn’t make many public appearances these days due to health issues.
Local TV station WBTV filed this report:
You can view more video via WSOC-TV.
Here’s a nice photo taken by WCNC’s Amy Lehtonen:
All in all, it looks and sounds like the former First Couple had a nice visit to Charlotte, and thrilled a lot of people, many of whom traveled a long way for the chance to meet them both, and who got the special treat of catching a glimpse of the Rev. Graham. God bless this wonderful man in the twilight of his life. We sure do love him around here in Charlotte (the place of his birth) – as does the rest of the world.