Wounded Warrior bike tour
President Bush rides with war vets
- Duration 3:26
- Date Apr 27, 2012
President Bush rides with war vets
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For president George W.
Bush is honoring some of our nation's wounded -- -- this weekend.
And joining them in though -- W in the wounded were your bike tours down in Texas is none other than doctor Marc Siegel battle.
-- before present yesterday but he also -- fourteen miles in nearly 100 degree heat doctor how did you do.
Unbelievable Brian I gotta tell the minute the president told me that he's Medicare eligible but there was no evidence of that in -- he was leading the pack.
I made it the whole fourteen miles this is some of the most difficult trails in the country.
And this was all about going up -- metaphorically.
For the servicemen to get back to life and they were incredible they helped each other up.
I'll -- a a woman with not with -- only one leg felt the the major that we had on yesterday helped -- -- he has -- like.
And all of them finish of course way ahead of doctor -- But I finished and that was my -- the American spirit is about tenacity Bryant and that was in evidence yesterday and I understand you recap the entire event -- -- Right and you know President Bush is showing empathy here for the troops he's leading by example he set the tone war he's responsible.
He's taken that responsibility he's not interested in talking to the leader he likes us really likes me but he's he's all about being -- for the veterans and I want you to take a look at this package from yesterday.
Heroes in the war is severely wounded and heroes yet again as they courageously return to civilian life.
All personally invited by president George W.
Bush to take part in his bush center warrior 100 kilometer ride.
The president fully aware that it was his decision to send the -- to war resulting in their injuries.
It's an opportunity for.
For me this -- to our best -- -- -- -- him.
How are you.
It's a way to herald the group's support.
When -- injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns.
Writing in 100 degree heat all inspired by him and by each other.
I think it sends out a positive you know positive you have positive on the go to everybody who's being injured right now we're -- that's going through a tough time.
It shows then.
No matter what happens to -- you know I was get back up and keep on biting.
No matter what their condition the president is confident that the ride is a great prescription.
For healing of body and spirit it.
Really cool it's really cool I think just.
The -- and -- and that it's how inspired and it how motivating and it's leading by example because of -- drew inspiration from.
President -- well I get and inspiration from them.
Right I gotta tell you he is giving inspiration to them at the same time he's getting -- An interesting Brian we're talking about like ability right now -- the presidential election.
I gotta tell you at the meeting President Bush this is an extremely likable guy who inspires by his personal touch.
Yeah I -- and they really and they really like being around him and he likes being around those guys.
-- army major -- that you brought us yesterday.
He finished up at the top two so he did extremely well doctor -- congratulations on on the great job.
And first completing the race you -- -- the late today right.
You've got -- -- the president was personally thank you and congratulating all the vets attack into the race and they took it very seriously doctor Siegel thanks again.