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Bush Remembered in Fond du Lac

As memorial tributes begin in Washington
for President George H.W. Bush – his campaign stop in Fond du Lac is being remembered as well. The
41st President made the stop in Veterans Memorial Park
during a bid for re-election back in 1992. 

Flags there are flying at half-staff
today. Bush also met with local dignitaries in the city-county government
building, where maintenance staff used an old chalkboard as a welcome sign –
which he then signed. That chalkboard was immediately encased – and remains
hung outside the legislative chambers to this day, becoming an even more
meaningful piece of history 26 years later. 

Maintenance staff has only taken
the board down once since it was hung – and that was in hopes to have George W.
Bush sign it, but he never did.