Former Presidents To Attend Graham Library Dedication

(March 27, 2007)—It will be a memorable day for Billy Graham.

Former US presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush will speak at the May 31 dedication of the $27 million Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C.

The famed evangelist also is expected to attend, though how much the 88-year-old participates will depend on his health at the time.

Billy Graham suffers from Parkinson's disease.

It's not clear whether his wife, Ruth Graham Bell, will attend.

She's bedridden in the Grahams' home in Montreat, N.C.

The library looks like a barn from the outside, a tribute to Graham's childhood years spent on a farm.

A giant glass cross is built-in to the front of the building.

Graham's son, Franklin, estimates it will attract 200,000 to 400,000 people annually.

The library will be open free of charge within weeks after the dedication.

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