George W. Bush/Instagram

This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.

In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.

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U.S. Army photo

Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Michael Stepien

Hey bro, did you hear about that new pizza joint a couple blocks from the gate?

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victor J. Caputo

So you’re stuck in the field, it’s raining — because why the hell wouldn’t it be? — and you’re famished. So you sit down on an overturned Kevlar and reach into your bag for your prized possession: the long-promised pizza MRE. There’s just one problem: It’s completely brown and looks like shit on a slice of cardboard.

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Original photo by U.S. Navy

City residents Glenn Hamler, Reid Burdick and Jason Burdick made a special delivery Monday to the sailors aboard  the USS Truxtun, a Navy destroyer docked at Fort Trumbull for the duration of Tropical Storm Hermine.

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Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erica J. Knight

Close your eyes. Now, think of the most delicious food imaginable. If you’re picturing, say, a hamburger or a bowl of mom’s spaghetti, you’re wrong. It’s pizza. Or, as it will soon be known in the military, Meal, Ready-to-Eat No. 37.

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