Elder Bush parachutes in for presidential museum opening – CNN.com

Bush celebrated the grand reopening of his presidential museum yesterday with a surprise jump.

It was his sixth and the first since he celebrated his 80th birthday with a jump in 2004. As in that one, Bush was strapped to an expert from the Army Golden Knights parachute team.

His first parachute jump was in 1944 when his plane was shot down over the Pacific island of Chi Chi Jima.

A couple of observations about this story:

1. An 83 year old WWII veteran parachutes — after hip replacement surgery — into a ceremony honoring the re-opening of his presidential library. Wow. That’s pretty cool. Especially on Veteran’s Day.

2. President Bush’s presidential library is only 10 years old, and it’s RE-opening? Yep. A complete overhaul. Interactivity. Read the story and check out the cool stuff visitors can do in the library. Fascinating ideas. The designers say, “Today, people don’t just want to read something, they want to experience it.”

That’s what we’re thinkin…

Elder Bush parachutes in for presidential museum opening – CNN.com

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