ON January 20, 2009, George W. Bush exited the White House for the final time as president, as he handed over the Oval Office keys to Barack Obama.
The 43rd president served two terms and was the commander in chief during the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Where is George W. Bush today?
On September 11, Bush and Vice President Kamala Harris arrived at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to deliver remarks before visiting the Pentagon – participating in wreath-laying ceremonies at both locations.
Bush, alongside Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, VP Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, arrived in Shanksville, PA, shortly after 10am on Saturday, September 11.
Former first lady Laura Bush was also in attendance.
President Joe Biden is expected to join Bush and Harris at the Flight 93 memorial after attending the memorial event at Ground Zero in New York City – where former presidents Obama and Bill Clinton joined him.
After his remarks at the Flight 93 memorial, Bush and his wife will host a screening of the documentary “9/11: Inside the President’s War Room” at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
George W. Bush's recent timeline
- September 11, 2021: The 43rd president arrived at the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to deliver remarks on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
- August 17, 2021: Bush released a statement expressing his sympathy to the Afghan people and US forces on the ground of thousands attempt to flee the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan's capital city.
- July 14, 2021: The former president criticized the western withdrawal from Afghanistan in an interview with a German broadcaster, saying he fears Afghan women and girls will “suffer unspeakable harm”.
- April 23, 2021: Bush revealed he did not vote for Trump or Biden in the 2020 presidential election; instead, he wrote in his own former secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice.
- April 21, 2021: Bush spoke with NBC 5 about being fully vaccinated against Covid-19, calling it "liberating."
- April 20, 2021: In a rare TV appearance, Bush condemned the Donald Trump-era Republican Party
- April 19, 2021: Bush returned to the political stage to promote his new book, "Out Of Many, One," by appearing on TV, radio interviews.
- March 18, 2021: The 43 president and former first lady Laura received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccinations at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas.
- March 11, 2021: All living former presidents, Jimmy Carter, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and their respective former first ladies -except for the Trumps – participated in an ad campaign urging Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine.
- January 20, 2021: Bush, Obama and Clinton attended Biden's inauguration and spoke about the importance of a peaceful transfer of power.
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