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Bush Praises Service Members, People Who Help Others
DoD - American Forces Press Service ^ | Dec. 27, 2003 | Rudi Williams

Posted on 12/27/2003 7:42:23 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl

American Forces Press Service

Bush Praises Service Members, People Who Help Others

By Rudi Williams
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2003 –Among other thoughts at Christmas, Americans think of the brave military men and women who are fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere "so we do not meet these killers on our own streets," President Bush said in his weekly radio address today.

"We're grateful for the courage and commitment of our troops, and we're safer because of their skill and sacrifice," Bush said. "Separation from loved ones is always difficult, especially at this time of year. All our men and women serving abroad can know that their families miss them, millions are praying for them, and their nation is proud of them."

The president said Americans also think of those who spend the holidays in sadness or solitude. "We think of those facing illness, or the loss of a loved one, or the hardships of poverty or unemployment," he said. "And across our country, caring citizens are reaching out to those in need by volunteering their time. By serving a cause greater than themselves, Americans spread hope in our country, and they make our nation better, one life at a time."

People who serve others are living out the spirit of the Christmas season, and the holidays can deepen the sense of gratitude for life and for all the family and friends, Bush noted.

Noting that Christmas centers on the birth of a child and the message of hope and peace, Bush said, "We hear that message in many ways at Christmas, and it never loses the power to lift our hearts. In this great and prosperous land, we remember how much we have been given, and how much we have to share."



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: american; bush43; champions; christmas; freedom; gnfi; goodguys; iraq; military; peacemakers; radioaddress; sacrifice; service; terrorism

1 posted on 12/27/2003 7:42:24 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: MJY1288; Calpernia; Grampa Dave; anniegetyourgun; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BOBTHENAILER; ...
"We're grateful for the courage and commitment of our troops, and we're safer because of their skill and sacrifice... All our men and women serving abroad can know that their families miss them, millions are praying for them, and their nation is proud of them."
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Grateful for our CinC who loves and respects our troops.

2 posted on 12/27/2003 7:49:07 PM PST by Ragtime Cowgirl ( "Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth." ~ Pres. Bush, Baghdad)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
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America's No. 1 FREEDOM Fighter =

President BUSH

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3 posted on 12/27/2003 7:58:01 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
4 posted on 12/27/2003 11:20:15 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl; ALOHA RONNIE; Ragtime Cowgirl
I love our President. He never fails to touch my heart in his radio addresses but this one - including not only the Military but anyone alone or suffering unemployment.....

With the Khaddafi flop, with Iran saying they're open to spot inspections, what the world is beginning to realize, and the Democrat candidates for President will never, ever admit (listening to Edwards in the background on Fox News Sunday, BLECH!) is that we have a President who will be remembered through the ages for making an impact on terrorism around the world, thus keeping us safe here at HOME!!!

God bless Pres. Bush and his family. We have to do everything we can to make sure he is re-elected, and by a landslide. We cannot afford the wishy-washy Dims in the WH at this critical juncture in time.

Our Grandchildren depend on us making sure we put Pres. Bush in for four more years.
5 posted on 12/28/2003 6:30:04 AM PST by TruthNtegrity (I refuse to call candidates for President "Democratic" as they are NOT. They are Democrats.)
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Grateful for our CinC who loves and respects our troops ~ GWB Is The Man ~ Bump!
6 posted on 12/28/2003 8:08:25 AM PST by blackie
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To: TruthNtegrity
Amen! And I agree with must get Bush re-elected in a landslide so there is a clear mandate.
7 posted on 12/28/2003 8:11:57 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
Bump!
8 posted on 12/29/2003 10:55:17 PM PST by windchime (Podesta about Bush: "He's got four years to try to undo all the stuff we've done." (TIME-1/22/01))
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