The Bush Center in Dallas, Texas, is exhibiting the artwork of former president George W. Bush through October 1. Mike Opelka, who has been in Dallas this week, visited yesterday and finally got to see the 90 plus "Portraits of Courage" in person.
After leaving office in 2008, the former president took up painting and decided to focus on veterans of the United States military. In the book featuring his work, he said:
"I painted these men and women as a way to honor their service to the country and to show my respect for their sacrifice and courage. I hope to draw attention to the challenges some face when they come home and transition to civilian life, and the need for our country to better address them."
On Friday's "Pure Opelka," Mike took the opportunity to praise Bush's ability to capture the emotions of the men and women who fought to protect our freedom, saying it was a “wonderful and beautiful” tribute to all who volunteer to serve.
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