"No question it helps. I have a duty. I obviously get slightly emotional talking about our vets because I have an emotional — I'm in there with them," he said.
Bush focused on veterans issues last week during an event at his George W. Bush Institute. He said that more work needs to be done to enhance understanding between civilians and veterans who return home.
"Here's what the country will ultimately understand — that one of the great resources we have in our nation is vets," Bush said.