The infamous "Mission Accomplished" banner -- that hung in the background when then-President George W. Bush gave a 2003 speech on the USS Lincoln about major combat operations in Iraq ending -- has not been lost.
It is among the tens of thousands of items that are in storage and will be considered for display at the future Bush library and museum being built on the edge of the Southern Methodist University campus in Dallas.
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Bush Presidential Complex was held earlier this week.
"The banner is one of the more than 43,000 artifacts in our collection," said Alan Lowe, director of the George W. Bush Library. "The Museum will open in 2013 and decisions about what will or what will not be displayed have not been made this far in advance."
-- Anna M. Tinsley