President George W. Bush will visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on March 27 to deliver a spech on the war on terror. The visit is invitation-only. The museum will be closed for the day.

The visit is part of a renewed effort by the President to explain the importance of the global war on terror and the invasion of Iraq. The series of speeches coincide with the five year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which began March 19, 2003.


Bush at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 2003
Photo of President George W. Bush’s visit to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, July 4, 2003 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of flight White House Photo by Tina Hager

Bush is expected to describe the challenges faced in Iraq, pressures in Washington for withdrawal, the success of the surge and reiterate his administration’s commitment not to leave Iraq until stability is achieved.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world’s largest military aviation museum featuring more than 400 aerospace vehicles amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Thousands of personal artifacts, photographs and documents further highlight the people and events that comprise the Air Force storyline, from the beginnings of military flight to today’s war on terrorism.