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Former President George W. Bush to be honored at West Point

Former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, greet the U.S. team at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., on Sept. 28, 2017. According to a report on Oct. 12, the U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates will present Bush the Thayer Award, given to citizens whose service in the national interest reflects the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country."

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 12, 2017

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Former President George W. Bush will be honored with an award at West Point.

The U.S. Military Academy's Association of Graduates will present the Thayer Award to the 43rd president on Oct. 19.

The award is given to citizens whose service in the national interest reflects the academy's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country." Past recipients include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bob Hope and Tom Brokaw. Bush's father, former President George H.W. Bush, received the award in 1994.

This will be the first time a father and son have received the Thayer Award.

Last year's recipient was former FBI Director Robert Mueller.

The award is named for Col. Sylvanus Thayer, a revered early leader of the academy.
 

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