In honor of July 4th and those who have fought for our independence, I want to tell you all about President George W. Bush’s initiative to honor the men and women who have courageously served this country. Many of these servicemen and women have suffered wounds, both visible and invisible while fighting for us. I encourage all of you to check it out, Portraits of Courage– A collection of portraits, painted by President Bush, with stories of courage honoring these men and women.
A VIBRANT COLLECTION OF OIL PAINTINGS AND STORIES BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH HONORING THE SACRIFICE AND COURAGE OF AMERICA’S MILITARY VETERANS — AND HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK OF THE BUSH INSTITUTE’S MILITARY SERVICE INITIATIVE.
Growing out of President Bush’s own outreach and the ongoing work of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, Portraits of Courage brings together sixty-six full-color portraits and a four-panel mural painted by President Bush of members of the United States military who have served our Nation with honor since 9/11—and whom he has come to know personally.
“Our warriors are the 1% of the population who kept the 99% safe. We have a duty to help make their transitions as successful as possible.” Quote by President George W. Bush
The Military Service Initiative helps post-9/11 veterans and their families make a successful transition to civilian life and addresses issues of veteran wellness, including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury.