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President, Mrs. Bush Recognize Wounded Veterans at Annual Warrior Open

The Warrior Open is for those who were seriously injured or wounded after Sept. 11, 2001

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Even though these veterans are on the golf course on Veterans Day, this day is about so much more than the links.

The 10th annual Warrior Open is a day of golf shared between former President George W. Bush and veterans seriously wounded or injured after Sept. 11, 2001.

This year's event was held at the Las Colinas Country Club and was sponsored by the Bush Institute. Former first lady Laura Bush was also in attendance.

Bush kicked off the round of golf addressing the veterans before they teed off.

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the veterans who are with us, the veterans who are not with us, and let us always be mindful of their great service to the country

George W. Bush

Bush watched every player tee off, then joined them out on the course as well.  It is a day to celebrate their service and recognize the hardships they've endured

“Just being a part of this entire event is amazing. It is spiritually uplifting, makes everybody just come together and build camaraderie. But when you put it on top of Veterans Day, it just gives you a sense of extra pride and acknowledgment of what we have done, and what we do, and the people before us what they have done to sacrifice, and everything we can do for this nation, said retired Staff Sgt. Christoper Burrell.

“Being here on Veterans Day is one of the most historic things I think I have ever done in my entire life. Besides deploying overseas, this is by far the tops that I have ever done,” said U.S. Army Staff Specialist Zachary Julian, veteran.

“This is an amazing day. To have a golf tournament on Veterans Day.  And what you are going to see today is we are going to shine a spotlight on service, sacrifice, resilience, and continued leadership for some of our most severely wounded warriors and their families.  We do that through the community of golf,” said Col. Matt Amidon, Director of the Military Service Initiative.

The Warrior Open began in 2011.

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