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Veterans Day: Honoring the Brave Men and Women Who Served In the United States Armed Forces

November 11, 2015 1 minute Read by Ashley McConkey

Today, President Bush surprised a group of veterans at the George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum in Dallas, Texas.  As they were touring the Oval Office exhibit, he dropped by to express his gratitude for their service. 

On Veterans Day, we honor the brave men and women who have served in the United States military.  In defending our flag and our freedom, they established the benchmark for sacrifice and patriotism.  For this, our veterans and their families deserve our thanks and our support for a successful transition from military service to civilian life.


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Ashley McConkey
Ashley McConkey

Ashley McConkey manages communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center and is responsible for message development on behalf of the Economic Growth, Human Freedom and Military Service initiatives.

Before joining the Bush Center, McConkey worked in the communications and public policy arena in Austin, Texas for both non-profit and corporate entities.  She also served as a Budget and Policy Adviser to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus. 

McConkey grew up in Greenville, Texas and moved to Austin to study Political Science at St. Edward’s University.  She and her husband reside in Dallas.

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