Statue of George H.W. Bush’s service dog to be placed in his presidential library
A statue of George H.W. Bush’s service dog will placed in the former commander-in-chief’s presidential library next month.
America’s VetDogs, which paired service dog Sully with Bush last year, has commissioned a sculpture of the dog for the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, the nonprofit said in a statement.
On Dec. 6, a bronze, life-size statue of Sully will be on display in the Fidelity corridor as a part of the memorial exhibit. Stop by and see the amazing work of Susan Bahary, provided by America’s VetDogs. @AmericasVetDogs pic.twitter.com/cJ4VjLa6Zy
— Bush Library (@Bush41Library) November 14, 2019
The life-size, bronze monument will show the dog seated holding his leash in his mouth. It will be unveiled on Dec. 2.
Artist Susan Bahary, who was commissioned to sculpt the likeness, said in a statement that she “wanted to capture in life-size bronze the beautiful loyalty and bond that our beloved president inspired in him and that was forever seared in our memories.”
After Bush died last year, CNN reported that Sully accompanied his casket.
America’s VetDogs trains and places guide and service dogs to help disabled veterans.
Sully, a yellow labrador, this year started a new position with the U.S. Navy at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Maryland.