Even the younger generation was getting geared up for the president`s arrival. Children from the Pate Early Childhood Center have been working hard to give the president a warm welcome to aurora. Over 700 first through third graders traced their hands and placed them on a large banner to make the symbol of our country. The project began Friday afternoon when news about the president coming to town spread. The school wanted to place an American flag for the president to see upon arrival and to show their patriotism for our country.