This letter from President Bush to Bob Dole was read during the Dole Institute dedication ceremonies:
July 22, 2003
The Honorable Robert J. Dole
700 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Happy 80th birthday! Laura and I join your family and friends in congratulating you on this special occasion.
We appreciate your continued friendship and support, and thank you for your dedicated service to our country. May the coming year be filled with joy.
George W. Bush