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George W. Bush during Warrior Bike Ride in Texas for America’s veterans: ‘Lucky to have them as citizens’

Former President George W. Bush expressed his appreciation and support for America’s veterans with the annual Warrior Ride from the Bush family’s Crawford, Texas, ranch ahead of Veterans Day this weekend.

“Veterans Day is important,” President Bush said Friday, Nov. 10, during the ninth annual ride of America’s heroes across 43 miles.

“I try to symbolize that by interacting with veterans,” he said. “It’s really fun and really thrilling to ride mountain bikes with veterans. And they’re good people.”

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Fox News attended the event to speak with the president about the ride, his work with veterans, and the current state of our country.He also shared his personal beliefs on how to deal with the darkest times of adversity and challenges (See video at the top of this article).

“These men and women are injured,” he said of the many veterans who took part in Friday’s bike ride, “and in this case, rather than sit back and feel sorry for themselves, they should take advantage of mountain biking. “I decided to do so,” he said. As a way to recover. ”

“Veterans Day is important,” former President George W. Bush said Friday, Nov. 10, during the 43-mile 9th annual Warrior Bike Ride for America’s Heroes in Crawford, Texas. He said this. “I try to represent that by interacting with veterans. And riding mountain bikes with veterans is really fun and really thrilling. They’re good people.” (Fox News)

“And it doesn’t just help them recover physically, it helps them recover mentally,” the former president said. “When you mountain bike on the trails like we did today, you feel the wonders of nature. I can’t help but feel lucky,” he added. — in my case — to stay upright,” Bush added lightly.

“And in your case, stay upright,” he added to this reporter.

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Touching on the current world situation, acknowledging that the situation is bleak given events in the Middle East and the Russia-Ukraine war, President Bush said, “I wish everyone would hug each other instead.” I think so,” he said. The world will be a better place if we all shout out to each other. ”

George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas

George W. Bush spoke about the importance of supporting and honoring America’s veterans. “At the Busch Center in Dallas, that’s exactly what we’re doing,” he said. “We spend a lot of time and effort supporting our veterans.” (Fox News)

He went on to say, “That won’t happen, but each of us can play our part.”

“I try to do my part, to be a welcoming person. I don’t really care what someone’s politics are. I just want them to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise.” “I just want them to do that and honor our veterans.” . ”

And “at the Busch Center in Dallas, that’s exactly what we’re doing,” he said. “We spend a lot of time and effort supporting our veterans.”

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He noted how important it is to help veterans return to civilian life after completing their military service representing their country.

What’s really important, he said of the Bush Center’s program, is “peer-to-peer counseling.”

Profile of veteran, flag on background

Former President George W. Bush said on Friday, Nov. 10, “If a veteran needs help, someone will help them,” referring to the Bush Center’s programs for America’s heroes. . (St. Petersburg)

“At the Bush Center, we help guide them to effective programs. Of course, my dream is how every veteran living in the dark can come into the light. “It’s about being able to live and find out how to make the most of your abilities,” the former president said.

He further commented on the importance of people coming forward and asking for help, adding, “If a veteran asks for help, someone will help them.”

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As the Bush Center’s website makes clear, “Veterans, service members, families, caregivers, and survivors who are experiencing hardship or distress in their daily lives can contact Check-In to find an advocate who is eligible. Find a mental and brain health expert you can trust to help you.” Who can help? ”

Bush 43 of Crawford, Texas

“My dream is that every veteran living in darkness will be able to find out how to live in the light and make the most of his potential,” the former president said. On Friday, Nov. 10, we talked about America’s heroes. I’m hurting and I need help. (Fox News)

The 43rd President Bush also addressed the challenges not only at home but around the world, saying, “My advice is to stay positive, because if you study world history and American history, we learn that we don’t go through cycles of depression.” Because you’re going to go through that,” he said on Fox News on Friday. .

“Still, Americans should understand how blessed we are to live in this country. And yes, the images are dire. And yes, there is violence. But ultimately love overcomes hate.”

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