We knew that the late President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, Sully, was going to be honored with his own life-size bronze sculpture, courtesy of America’s VetDogs Commissions Statue.
Now, we know when that will happen.
On December 2. America’s VetDogs, along with the work’s artist, Susan Bahary, will dedicate the statue.
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In addition, the statue will be on display in the Fidelity Corridor at the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station. It will be one piece featured within the larger, memorial exhibit.
The Labrador retriever became Bush 41’s service dog in June 2018. The pup is carrying out Bush 41’s wishes of serving veterans. He officially became a facility dog for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in February.
The 41st commander-in-chief of the United States introduced his four-legged family member on Twitter in June of 2018. The dog also touched the nation with a now viral photo of the yellow Labrador lying by his late owner’s flag-draped casket.
The canine will continue to work alongside two other service dogs by helping to provide physical and occupational therapy to wounded military personnel at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C.
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