GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush will visit the Gulf coast on Friday, August 28 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The duo will first visit Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans at 8:30 a.m. to honor the work accomplished by leaders, educators and community members. Following remarks and a round-table discussion, President and Mrs. Bush will then travel to Gulfport, Mississippi to thank first responders at a Mississippi Emergency Management Agency event hosted by Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant, Governor Haley Barbour and Mrs. Marsha Barbour, along with the Katrina Remembrance Commission.
The Gulfport event will take place at Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park at 11:00 a.m., but will not be open to the general public.
According to a press release, President Bush tapped Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush to lead the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, which raised more than $130 million in contributions for hurricane response and long-term recovery efforts.