President George W. Bush Watch: In Ventura County to Help Dedicate Air Force One Exhibit at the Reagan Presidential Library

President Bush presents the President’s Volunteer Service Award to Doctor Raymond Goodman, a retired medical doctor and professor, Thursday, Oct. 20 , 2005, at the Los Angeles International Airport, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005. The award honored the 85-year-old Goodman for his work with the Los Angeles branch of the Medical Reserve Corps, a national volunteer group set up after September Eleventh to assist during natural disasters or a terrorist attack.

The ASSociated Press has Bush to Help Open New Exhibit at Library.

In a salute to Ronald Reagan, President Bush is helping dedicate a new Air Force One exhibit at the former president’s library in Simi Valley, California.

Bush was to join former first lady Nancy Reagan in Simi Valley on Friday to officially open a new pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that features a Boeing 707, which carried Reagan and six other presidents.

The Air Force One Pavilion, which also houses a former Marine One helicopter, a presidential limousine and a replica of an Irish pub, tells the story of Reagan’s two-term presidency. Visitors who tour the retired Air Force One will see Reagan’s beloved jelly beans on the plane’s presidential conference table.

Flap lives about 10 minutes from the library and attempted to get press credentials to cover the event live. Unfortunately, after making application, the White House Press Office did not get back to Flap.

Attendance is probably limited to the traveling White House Press Corps since there will be only 600 folks attending the dedication.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will be opening the Air Force One exhibit to the public on Monday.

A video of the exhibit courtesy of the Ventura County Star is here.

Go and check it out.

Flap knows you will be glad you did.

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