See this tribute honoring the service and sacrifice of veterans, painted by a former president in the only venue chosen to host this year. The show was last seen in Houston in early 2020. 

Photo courtesy of The Truman Library & Museum.

The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum will host the exhibit, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. The newly renovated museum will display the paintings from October 13 – December 31, 2022.

President Bush painted 66 full-color portraits and a four-panel mural of 98 service members and veterans who have served our nation since 9/11, and whom the President came to know personally since leaving office.

Each featured painting is accompanied by the inspiring story of the warrior depicted, written by President Bush. Visitors will learn of their bravery, their recovery, and the continued leadership and contribution they make as civilians.

The exhibit also includes information created by the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative that can help people learn how to support post-9/11 warriors in their communities. 

The exhibition is included with general museum admission. US veterans and active military will be admitted free of charge with proof of military service. Truman Library Institute members enjoy free museum admission. 

Advance tickets are not required for Museum admission but may be purchased or reserved here.

The Truman Library & Museum is at 500 West US Highway 24, Independence, Mo.