The George W. Bush Institute’s Team 43 Sports program will be on hand at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Nov. 4, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Team 43 Sports intend to interact with the public and service members regarding veteran’s transition services and the Bush Institute.
Attendees are invited to meet and talk with warriors portrayed in George W. Bush’s Portraits of Courage, a project in which the former president painted 66 portraits and a four-panel mural of individuals who have served in the U.S. military since 9/11.
These individuals will be available to discuss their experience in the military, transitioning to civilian life, and being painted by the former president.
“Team 43 Alumni will engage with the public to increase awareness of the Bush Institute’s policy work on veteran transition issues, available resources, and highlight the impact of veteran peer-to- peer networks. These leaders have a strong desire to continue to serve and are coming together this weekend for personal growth, to support fellow service members, and give back to the community of Fayetteville,” said Emily Casarona, Military Service Initiative, George W. Bush Institute.
Team 43 Sports is made up of the more than 140 warriors who have participated in the Bush Institute’s events since 2011.
Team 43 Sports Events include the W100K, a three-day high endurance bike ride, and the Warrior Open, a competitive golf tournament.
The Team 43 Sport program is dedicated to showcasing the importance of sports in the rehabilitation process for those wounded while in military service.