The legacy of George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, has been cemented today with the dedication of his Presidential library.
The event brought together all of the living Presidents, past and present, as well as the First Ladies. International political leaders and those who donated to the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum were also in the audience.
LISTEN to former President George W. Bush speaking at the dedication ceremony:
LISTEN to President Barack Obama and former Presidents Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter speak at the dedication ceremony:
The 14,000-sq. ft. facility on the SMU campus uses exhibits to tell the chronological history of Bush's presidency, including major events like 9/11; the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the capture of Saddam Hussein; Hurricane Katrina; the 2000 Election debacle and the recession.
Former First Lady Laura Bush helped design the center and its exhibits, which also include a replica of the Oval Office, a look at everyday life at the White House - including the Bush's prized pet dog, Barney - and a collection of personal items from the Bush family.
WATCH a timelapse video of the construction of the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, courtesy of EarthCam:
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