Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Happy Birthday "Crazy Socks Day," President George H.W. Bush!

Got some crazy socks that sit in the drawer? Pull them out and proudly wear them for a good cause and, while you're at it, take a photo and post it on Facebook or Twitter (#41s89th)!

Former President George H.W. Bush, commonly known as the dad of President George W. Bush, and as 41, turns 89 years old today, June 12, 2013. Happy Birthday, 41!

To help celebrate his birthday, it will be "Wear Crazy Socks" day. Bush 41 is known for wearing his personality on his feet ... that is, mismatched socks and brightly colorful socks -- anything that's different and looks startling to the unsuspecting when they see a gentleman in a business suit suddenly flash colorful ankles.

Here's what you can do to help celebrate. From the George Bush Presidential Library Facebook page:
The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation will celebrate the 89th Birthday of its' namesake, George Bush, 41st President of the United States, by wearing exuberant socks this Wednesday, June 12. The Foundation encourages others to join us in this celebration of the President's 89th Birthday and post photos of your socks online.

President Bush has recently been recognized for his penchant for wearing bright socks. At the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in April, for example, he wore bright pink socks with a hint of blue. In 2012 he told his granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager, that he "likes a good sock."

Join us in wishing President Bush a Happy Birthday by wearing your most colorful or outlandish socks. All are invited to submit a photo wearing crazy socks to share in the birthday festivities by:
• Post to the George Bush Facebook page:
• Tweet to the George Bush Foundation twitter account: - Hash tag #41s89th
• Email
Select birthday sock photos will be chosen and given to President Bush for his 89th birthday. Help us celebrate the 89th birthday of George Bush, 41st President of the United States. For more information, visit

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University will host a birthday celebration in honor of President and Mrs. Bush on June 12. Museum visitors are invited to join for free birthday cake, Blue Bell ice cream and refreshments in the Rotunda of the Bush Library and Museum from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, visit

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation was established in 1991 as a nonprofit educational foundation to design, build and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the George Bush Foundation provides logistical and financial support to the Bush Library and Museum, as well as to The Bush School of Government and Public Service. Through its outreach, the George Bush Foundation is helping make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading institution in academic, policy and cultural discussion. Visit for additional information.
Happy Crazy Socks Day ... and Happy Birthday, President Bush! Thank you for your service to our country....

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