Stars and Stripes:  States and volunteers help give veterans their final honors

Land Commissioner George P. Bush initiated the burial program when he took office in 2015 and credits the large military communities scattered throughout Texas for much of its success. The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, he is Texas’ only statewide elected official who is a veteran.
 
“The precision and detail in a full military ceremony for funerals is awe-inspiring and we felt it’s important for all veterans,” said Bush, 43, who served as a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve.

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