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End of WWII Commemoration
The National Museum of the Pacific War and the Veterans Land Board of Texas based in Austin will hold an End of WWII Commemoration at the National Museum of the Pacific War on August 14th at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Courtyard. Commissioner of the General Land Office and Chairman of the Veterans Land Board, George P. Bush grandson of George H.W. Bush will be the keynote speaker. This program is free to the public.
While the official end date of WWII is controversial, many accept it as the date that the war ended with the armistice of August 14, 1945 (VJ Day). The commemoration will include a flyover by Terry Adams and Friends, presentation of the colors by Texas Cryptologic Color Guard, welcoming remarks from Gen. Mike Hagee (USMC) Ret., CEO & President of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, flyover, a keynote address, wreath presentation, and rifle salute.
Since 1946 the Veterans Land Board has administered benefits exclusively to Texas veterans funding, over 200,000 VLB loans.
As Texas Land Commissioner, Bush works to ensure Texas veterans get the benefits they’ve earned, oversees investments that earn billions of dollars for public education and manages state lands to produce the oil and gas that is helping make America energy-independent. Commissioner Bush also watches over the Alamo and preserves historic archives at the General Land Office that date back to the Spanish Empire.
Commissioner Bush has dedicated his life to public service, working as a public school teacher in Miami after graduating from Rice University and serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
The National Museum of the Pacific War is a Texas Historical Commission property supported, operated, and managed by the Admiral Nimitz Foundation
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