The George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative honors the service and sacrifice of post-9/11 veterans and military families by improving their well-being and unleashing their potential.

Through research, resources, programs and Presidential recognition – the unique ability of the former Commander in Chief to convene, spotlight, and inspire – the Military Service Initiative unites and empowers communities, non-profits (military service organizations), business, academia, philanthropy and individual citizens to effectively support post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families in the areas of jobs, wellness, family, education, housing and women’s veteran issues.

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"Laura and I join our fellow citizens in honoring the courageous souls who have given their lives in defense of our country. Today our hearts go out to America's Gold Star Families, for whom every day is Memorial Day. We honor your loved ones and thank you for service and sacrifice."

President and Mrs. Bush and the George W. Bush Presidential Center are committed to honoring our Nation’s current and former military members every day of every year. This Memorial Day, we would like to salute the fallen members of our military and their families by telling stories of heroism of Medal of Honor recipients. Additionally, we would like to offer the below discount to currently serving military members and their families.

Colonel Marc Hoffmeister is a Bush Center 2011 W100K participant and Team 43 alumnus.