In an unannounced visit Sunday, former President George W. Bush visited the 9/11 museum for the first time and was “clearly moved” by what he saw.
A law-enforcement source told The New York Post that Bush “was clearly moved by the museum and its contents,” especially the exhibit “The Last Column” — the final piece removed from Ground Zero, and first to be placed in the museum (see below).
The source said that it was clear that Bush’s visit was not a photo op and that visitors who recognized the former president were respectful of his privacy.
Paying his respect, Bush was seen shaking the hands of Port Authority police during his visit. The Post recalled Bush carrying the badge of a slain Port Authority officer given to him by the deceased’s mother for months after the 9/11 attacks.
Bush was unable to attend the museum’s official opening in May.