Former President George W. Bush hosted his fourth annual Warrior 100K bike ride to honor wounded veterans.

The three-day ride kicked off at Prairie Chapel Ranch in Texas and ended today. Bush led the 16 wounded soldiers on the ride, which honors wounded military service members and their recovery.

“It’s important for people to realize that freedom is the way to peace, and by honoring these vets, we’re honoring people who understand that,” Bush told Dr. Marc Siegel.

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Siegel also spoke to Master Sgt. Christopher Demars, who was inspired to ride after seeing the first 100K. Demars was hit by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2011.

“You can tell that he really cares for the veterans,” Demars said of the former president. “And he’s just like anybody else you would see out there. He’d be on the bike ride, he crashed right in front of us today, he went down real hard, got right back up and was ready to roll again.”

Watch the full segment above.

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