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All Five Living Presidents to Attend George W. Bush Presidential Library Dedication on Thursday

Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

By Brian Hews

It will be a historical reunion this week in Austin, Texas as all five living United States Presidents will be gathered together at the dedication ceremony for The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Then President of the United States of America... Then President of the United States of America, George W. Bush invited then President-Elect Barack Obama and former Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter for a Meeting and Lunch at The White House. Photo taken Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 in the Oval Office at The White House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption]

At the Dedication Ceremonies, President and former First Lady Laura Bush will present the Bush Presidential Library and Museum to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Thousands of dignitaries from all over the world are planning to coverage on the campus of Southern Methodist University for the lavish gala.

The facility will be the 13th Presidential Library in the nation.

Joining President Bush and Obama will be his father President George H.W. Bush and his mother Barbara Bush.  The elder Bush has had a series of recent health scares but a Bush family spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that he will be in attendance.

Also attending will be President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn.

Security for the event is being coordinated by the Secret Service and attendees will be thoroughly screened before being allowed access to the event.

The event will be televised live as well as via the internet.

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