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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A stolen statue will soon be back in its rightful place in Downtown Tucson. 

About six months ago someone stole the John F. Kennedy statue from its pedestal; and today at 8 a.m., City of Tucson workers will reinstall the bust. 

The bronze bust is a significant piece of history, because the Pima County Democratic Party donated it to the city in the 1960s, after President Kennedy was assassinated. 

The bust was stolen back in December, but luckily found in a wash on the west side, about two and a half months ago.  It needed a few repairs and has spent the last few weeks getting a facelift, before is it put back in its proper spot. The public will now have a chance to see the 35th president back on its base.

The reinstallation begins Friday morning at 8 a.m.

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