Special memorial display at the Dole Institute to honor late President Bush

photo by: John Henry

Dole Institute of Politics director Bill Lacy, left, interviews former President George H. W. Bush on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 at the Lied Center. Former President Bush received the Dole Leadership Prize.

The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a special memorial display honoring the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush.

The display, which will run through Dec. 31, will focus on the 41st president, who died Friday, and on his relationship with former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, according to a news release from the Dole Institute. Guests will also be able to sign a memorial book and share their condolences. The memorial book will be at the institute until next Monday and then will be presented to the Bush family.

Bush received the Dole Leadership Prize in 2008 for his long career in public service. Video of that program is available here.

“Our nation has lost a cherished servant leader who has truly been the man for all seasons,” Bob and Elizabeth Dole said in a statement. “President Bush answered the call to serve whenever our nation needed him – and we needed him often and in so many important capacities – congressman, vice president, director of the Central Intelligence Agency, ambassador to China and as the 41st president of the United States. He brought wisdom, a keen sense of mission and diplomacy, incomparable patriotism, along with compassion and humanity, to each and every assignment he accepted on behalf of the American people.”

Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute worked with Bush in the Reagan White House and on his two general election campaigns.

“He was an extraordinary guide for America during the critical transition after the fall of the Iron Curtain,” Lacy said in the news release.

The Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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