George W. Bush posted a photo on Veterans Day showing the former president painting portraits of those wounded in service to the United States during his time in office.
The former President has painted dozens of similar portraits over the past few months. He explained his inspiration on his official Facebook page.
Over the past several months, I’ve painted the portraits of 98 wounded warriors I’ve gotten to know – remarkable men and women who were injured carrying out my orders. I think about them on #VeteransDay and every day. Their paintings and stories will be featured in PORTRAITS OF COURAGE – a book and special exhibit – next spring, and I am donating all my proceeds to @thebushcenter and our Military Service Initiative’s work to honor and support them.
Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush each phoned President-elect Donald Trump to congratulate the Republican nominee on defeating Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night.
Bush 41 made the first call, his spokesman Jim McGrath told CNN’s Jamie Gangel, and the two spoke for about five minutes. The elder Bush wished Trump “good luck on your new challenge.”
His son, Bush 43, also spoke to the president-elect.
“This morning I called President-elect Donald Trump and congratulated him on his election as president of the United States of America,” Bush said in a statement to Gangel. “Laura and I wish the president-elect, Melania, and the entire Trump family all our very best as they take on an awesome responsibility and begin an exciting new chapter in their lives. We pray for the success of our country and the success of our new president.”
CNN contributed to this report.