Bush to Salute U.S. Military with Book of His Paintings

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:15am

The Associated Press reports that “the next book from former President George W. Bush will be more about pictures than words.”

“‘Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors’ will feature 66 paintings and a four-panel mural drawn by Bush of military veterans and those in active service, Crown Publishing Group said. The book is scheduled to come out Feb. 28 and will include an introduction by Bush and forewords by former first lady Laura Bush and by Gen. Peter Pace, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”

“‘This is a book about the men and women who have been tremendous national assets in the Armed Forces – and who continue to be vital to the future success of our country,’ Bush writes in the introduction. ‘The greatest honor of the presidency was looking them in the eye and saluting them as their Commander in Chief. And I intend to support and salute them for the rest of my life.'”