By Gary P Jackson
President George W Bush constantly does things to support our troops, especially those wounded in battle. Today he hosts the third annual 100 kilometer [62.1371 mile] bike ride. Bush, possibly our most physically fit president in history, is an avid bike rider.
Here are some tweets, and more.
Knowing that President Bush is always doing something for the troops makes me proud as a Texan, and an American. President Bush is a class act.
George W. Bush is hosting, and participating in, the third annual W100K bike ride for Wounded Warriors. President George W. Bush had this to say about the event: “I’ll be riding across the deserts of Texas with wounded warriors to show the unbelievable character of our men and women in uniform…it’s a ride to herald people who were dealt a severe blow and said, ‘I’m not going to let it tear me down’.”
Beautiful and touching.
The Bush Center has more information about this outstanding program:
President George W. Bush will host the third annual W100K on May 23-25, 2013 at President and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch near Crawford, TX. Fourteen members of United States service personnel who were seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan will participate in this year’s 100-kilometer mountain bike ride. The W100K, part of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, highlights the bravery and sacrifice of warriors and recognizes organizations that support America’s heroes.
Hundreds of veterans recently arrived in Texas to participate in the “Wounded Warrior Weekend.”
Read more here.