United States five living presidents gathered in one place Thursday for the dedication of George W. Bush Presidential Center, USA Today reported.
President Barrack Obama, all the living former presidents, former foreign leaders and hundreds of admirors and former Bush administration officials were present to dedicate the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University, the New York Times reported.
President Barrack Obama and former president Bill Clinton both complimented Bush on his efforts to fight AIDS in Africa, and Obama praised Bush for his dedication to immigration system.
"We know President Bush the man," Mr. Obama told the crowd. "To know the man is to like the man. Because he's comfortable in his own skin. He knows who he is. He doesn't put on any pretenses. He takes the job seriously but he doesn't take himself too seriously. He's a good man."
Former First Lady Laura Bush said the presidential library "is not just about one president. Each library is about our nation and the world during that time," USA Today reported.
The library and museum raised $500 million for its grograms.
And the library turned public to the National Archives and Records Administration on Wednesday, USA Today reported.
Mr. Bush concluded by saying "God bless America, and thank you very much," the New York Times reported.