Provo, Utah – March 18, 2014 – America’s Freedom Festival at Provo is thrilled to announce that former First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush, will be the keynote speaker at the Festival’s annual Patriotic Service on Sunday, June 29, at 7:00 p.m. The event, held at Brigham Young University’s Marriott Center, is free to the public.
“I am pleased to be invited to join my friends in Utah this year to celebrate our nation during the Freedom Festival Patriotic Service in Provo,” said Mrs. Bush. “I share the values of God, family, freedom and country that are promoted by the Freedom Festival organization, and I very much look forward to my visit to Provo, Utah on June 29.”
“To have First Lady Laura Bush share her time with us at this year’s Patriotic Service is a tremendous honor,” said Paul Warner, Executive Director of America’s Freedom Festival. “This really is a once-in-a-lifetime event for our community, and I know Mrs. Bush will come prepared with some wonderful words of inspiration.”
One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care and human rights. The author of the bestselling memoir, Spoken from the Heart, Mrs. Bush also founded both the Texas Book Festival and the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Today, as the Chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, Mrs. Bush continues her work on global healthcare innovations, empowering women in emerging democracies, education reform and supporting the men and women who have served in America’s military.
Born in Midland, Texas to Jenna and Harold Welch, Laura Bush holds a degree in education and a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin, and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she married George W. Bush. The Bushes are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.
Guests at the Patriotic Service will also enjoy rousing musical numbers and other inspirational programming.