Bush hosts summit on helping veterans transition

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 12:35 AM

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush says hiring military veterans is not just the right thing to do, but the smart one as well.

He spoke Wednesday at a summit at the George W. Bush Institute on helping veterans transition back into civilian life. Bush said, "We're focused and we'll be relentless in serving our vets."

Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, also spoke. She and first lady Michelle Obama founded the Joining Forces campaign to rally the country around its servicemen and servicewomen.

Bush says one issue to address is a stigma associated with post-traumatic stress, which he said has been mislabeled as a disorder. He says it's treatable.

Bush's policy institute is part of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

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