***Here's what a real leader does: George W. Bush rides 100K in honor of wounded vets.
Former president George W. Bush took part in the annual Warrior 100K mountain bike ride last week to honor service members injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.
This was the fifth year for the three-day event, which ended Saturday at Bush’s Prairie Chapel ranch near Crawford, Texas.
“It was phenomenal,” Retired Army Sgt. Daniel Casara said, according to the Dallas Morning News. “I’m going to apply again next year and now that I have a bike to work with I’m going to work a little harder and do what I have to do to get back here.”
The event is part of the George W. Bush Institute’s military service initiative. This year’s ride included 14 veterans from previous years’ rides, riding alongside the president and 17 wounded veterans and their families, the Morning News said.