Bush Hosting Golf Tournament For Wounded Vets

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IRVING (AP/KRLD) — Former President George W. Bush is hosting a golf tournament in Irving this week for U.S. military members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The two-day tournament, called the Warrior Open, begins Monday at the Las Colinas Country Club. Mr. Bush called the tournament a chance to tell veterans “We care for you.”

Tickets are $10 for the public and free to members of the military.

The former president said, “I support our veterans in any way I can and one way is to honor these wounded vets with this golf tournament its very important for our country to continue to support our vets and I will the best I can.”

Mr. Bush, who hosted a mountain bike ride in the spring in West Texas for wounded military members, said such events help him show the troops that he still cares.  He said such events also “show Americans the character of those who have worn or are still wearing our uniform.”

On Sunday, George W. Bush participated in a practice round with the veterans who played Monday, including Brian Denarski, who was severly wounded in 2006.  “It means a lot, given what I’ve been through and what my family’s been through, and how far we’ve come,” says Denarski.

KRLD’s Emily Trube Reports:

The Warrior Open Golf Tournament continues through Tuesday.

Mr. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush moved to Dallas after he left office in 2009. The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which will include his library and a policy institute, is set to be completed by spring 2013 on the Southern Methodist University campus.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  • RWZ

    Too funny.

    And who is doing the fighting?

    Not him

    • darrell

      as opposed to who? obama? i dont see any military decorations listed on his resume. except campaigning for votes i dont see him visiting any troops or wounded veterans. get a life, discover reality.

      • Oscar Linda Tapia

        i don`t see a viet nam service amd vietnam campaign decorations on jr.`s resume either. why? because he was a coward and used daddy`s politicals ties to him out the war.

      • darrell

        and your point is? so did millions of other young men as well, many serving in congress even now. if you didnt live and see during that time then shut up. you dont understand the social climate of that age. i know, i did, i served. now they are called hero’s, then we were called baby killers and spat upon by our own people. yet the same things happen in all wars. if you think american airstikes didnt kill innocent women and children in libya or havnt done so in iraq or afghanistan then your a fool. yet no one is spitting on soldiers today. bush is at least being showing he has some compassion and cares. you dont see that from our closet muslim obama now do you.

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