George W. Bush to be honored at West Point
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Former President George W. Bush will be honored at West Point next week, according to a press release from the military academy.

Bush, 71, will be presented the Thayer Award, which recognizes individuals whose service for the country reflects West Point's motto of "Duty, Honor, Country." His father, former President George H.W. Bush, was honored with the same award in 1994.

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Bush will be presented the award at a dinner ceremony Thursday, Oct. 19, hosted by the U.S. Military Academy’s Association of Graduates following a parade open to the public. 

This is the first time a father and son have both received the award. Last year's Thayer Award recipient was former FBI director Robert Mueller, who now leads the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Past recipients of the Thayer Award include former President Eisenhower, former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger, and astronaut Neil Armstrong.