Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday's Faces From the Past: Bushes in V-J+50 Parade, Fredericksburg, Texas, September 2, 1995

I recently read George W. Bush's book about his father, George H. W. Bush:  41:  A Portrait of My Father.  About the same time, I was searching through a huge number of photos my mother recently gave me and came upon these three.

They are from the 50th anniversary of V-J Day (Victory over Japan) celebration in Fredericksburg, Texas, on Saturday, September 2, 1995.  There was a parade that day, and former President George H. W. Bush and then-Texas Governor George W. Bush, along with their wives Barbara and Laura respectively, were in it.  Mom & Dad lived in Fredericksburg at the time and went to the parade.

Also that day, at the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg (aka the Admiral Nimitz Museum I've written about in an earlier post), the outdoor Plaza of Presidents was dedicated to the eight former U.S. Presidents who served in World War Two.  In addition, the George H. W. Bush Gallery at the museum was dedicated that day.

Interestingly, the festivities occurred on the 51st anniversary of George H. W. Bush being shot down over the Pacific during the war.
George W. Bush and his father, George H. W. Bush, September 2, 1995, Fredericksburg, Texas

 George H. W. Bush, September 2, 1995, Fredericksburg, Texas.  George W. is looking away from the camera.

Barbara Bush, September 2, 1995, Fredericksburg, Texas.  I think Laura Bush is next to her, also waving.

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