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Bush Headed To California To See A Retired Version Of Air Force One

Sacramento, CA — Air Force One is shuttling President Bush across the country today to see a retired version of the presidential plane.

Bush plans to make remarks Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

Tonight he´s expected to attend a Republican National Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles. The opening of the pavilion is the realization of Reagan´s dream that everyday Americans share Air Force One.

Once the exhibit opens to the public Monday, visitors will be able to walk through the aircraft Reagan used. Bush and first lady Laura Bush will pay their respects to Reagan, who died last year, by placing a wreath at his memorial. They also plan to tour the library and eat lunch there before flying back east for a weekend at Camp David.