COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- President George H. W. Bush today released a video inviting all veterans of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm to a special Gulf War retrospective that the George Bush School of Government and Public Service is hosting next month, on January 20, 2011, on the campus of Texas A&M University. The highlight of this special milestone event will be a rare roundtable discussion between the key members of the Bush 41 foreign policy team about the historic events that led to the liberation of Kuwait.
The presidential invite video can be seen at http://bush.tamu.edu/scowcroft/, and all interested veterans of the first Gulf War are invited to register to attend at http://gulfvets.questionpro.com by 5:00pm on Monday, January 10, 2011.
SCRIPT FOR PRESIDENT BUSH-GULF WAR VET INVITE VIDEO:
Some two decades ago, you answered the call to duty and helped spearhead an unprecedented coalition of nations determined to reverse Saddam Hussein's unprovoked invasion of neighboring Kuwait. Your service in uniform during the course of Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm did more than eject the invaders and uphold international law. Your courage, honor and selflessness also helped unite and inspire our Nation and heal the wounds of Vietnam.
It was, without a doubt, a great honor to serve as your Commander-in-Chief.
Next month, on January 20th, the George Bush School of Government and Public Service will convene a rare gathering of key players and distinguished guests at Texas A&M University to reflect on those momentous events that culminated in the liberation of Kuwait. As someone who contributed much to that historic achievement, I hope you will accept this personal invitation to attend this special event as well.
If you can attend, we look forward to seeing you on the 20th.
If, however, you cannot join us, I hope you will once again accept my heartfelt gratitude and respect for helping the United States and our allies write one of history's noblest and most hopeful chapters.
Thank you for your service.
The distinguished participants in this rare event on January 20th to mark the beginning of military operations to liberate Kuwait are scheduled to include:
- His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, The Amir of the State of Kuwait
- His Excellency the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah
- The Honorable Richard B. Cheney, former Vice President of the United States
- The Honorable J. Danforth Quayle, former Vice President of the United States
- The Honorable James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State of the United States
- The Honorable Colin L. Powell, former Secretary of State of the United States
- The Honorable Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
- General (Ret.) Walter E. Boomer, United States Marine Corps
- Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service
Members of the general public are also invited to attend and may register for tickets by calling the Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center at (979) 845-1234. For more information, please go to: http://bush.tamu.edu/gulfwar/
ABOUT THE GEORGE BUSH SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC SERVICE
Opening its doors on the campus of Texas A&M University in 1997, the Bush School today ranks 22nd among public universities for public affairs programs. The School educates principled leaders in public service and international affairs, conducts research, and performs service. The Master of Public Service and Administration and the Master's Program in International Affairs are the two academic cornerstones of the School.
In addition, the Bush School offers certificate programs in Homeland Security (online), Nonprofit Management (in-residence) and Advanced International Affairs (online or in-residence). Distinguished, multidisciplinary faculty members are national and international leaders in their fields, and the School is home to the Institute for Science, Technology & Public Policy; the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy; and the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs.
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