Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 5.30.05
Posted on 05/30/2005 2:35:37 PM PDT by snugs
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CSpan 1 is replaying Memorial Day service NOW
Thank you again for putting in so much time and effort today. Every picture warms the heart.
VP DICK CHENEY to be on CNN's Larry King Live at 9 PM EST tonight.
Nice pictures of our handsome president, snugs! I believe that whenever he shows that frown, he is feeling something deeply emotional.
TWO MORE BUSH BUCKS:
Robert Hashiva (L), of Honolulu, a Vietnam veteran, holds a portrait of U.S. President George W. Bush while saluting with other veterans during the Memorial Day service at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, in Honolulu
[Snugs: Would you post this photo please . . . yes, I'm technologically illiterate (and purposely so)]
YOUNG ESSAY WINNER PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN
Eighth-grader inspired by trip to the 2004 inauguration of President Bush
I'm off to do some gardening . . . will check back later!
Well I talking about America East and west coast
For instance I live in California this be on at 6pm pst my time zone
While NY get at 9pm
So do with your time zone in Good ole UK
Kinda funny I read part of interview
Dick Cheney totally smack chat Chia Pet Kim Jong 11
Hi LUV! General Myers is very cool!
It is playing now, and they did NOT put it on their schedule for this time. They only put in a showing at 3:15am!
Here is a photo I took of a plaque in Notre-dam Cathedral in Paris regarding this
Thanks for the links DrDeb.
snugs, and all
FYI, Gen. Galen Jackson, who was escorting GWB today, was the wonderful general who escorted Nancy Reagan the whole week of President Reagan's funeral. I love that man. He was so considerate of Nancy.
What about General Myers as well that is a great photo
Thank you for your kind words - I enjoyed putting this together though sad it was interesting and challenging
Thanks for your kind words
I didn't hear McCain's remarks, but I'm glad you brought them to my attention. I don't like the guy and his comments will make it even easier for me not to vote for him.
Thats what the caption said LOL
Our adorable VP on "Is Larry King Alive?" tonight! I will definitely watch that, thank you for the tip!
I think you are right that frown is a very emotional reaction.
Thank you all
I just finished watching a CSPAN program from Walter Reed, where a Mexican-born Regular Army Sgt who lost both legs very high and had suffered a serious chest wound gave a spellbinding interview to a simpering journalist.
When she asked him if any stars had come to visit the hospital, his face lit up and he said "I've met President Bush, and the Forcecon (sp?) and General Swan and the vice-president's wife and" I bet she was thinking Hollywood.
Then she asked him if he blamed anyone for his wounds, and his answer was again a positive message - how he had volunteered for the mission, etc.
I had not realised it was him yes he was so gracious to Nancy Reagan
Thanks to you and snugs for you love of our country. It always makes me happy when people in other countries support our ideals of freedom - sometimes I think you understand it better than some who have lived here all their lives (and take it for granted). You've given us some beautiful pictures.
Thank you so much for this wonderful selection of pictures! That you would do this for people of another country speaks volumes about your character! God bless you, snugs.
Thank you for your kind words Miss Marple
Sad duty this weekend to place a flag in front of Dad's grave. He so loved the Navy, and watching displays of military respect on days like this.
I went to Mass this morning and the Recessional was the Navy Hymn. I had to sit in the pew for a while, so others would not see my tears.
Hey Guys. Hope everyone had a great weekend. I went to Ohio to vist my dad's family. Our old church had their annual fair/carnival so my 3 yr old cousin had her daddy and I on all the rides she was big enough to go on !!
I better be going. Talk to you guys tomorrow.
lol- we use that one here too!
Good to hear from you Kelly glad you had a good time.
Indeed least we forget
Oh my...what a wonderful tribute tonight...are you sure you're not an American?....LOL........btw....Operation Homecoming is on TLC at 8pmcentral.....may require a few tissues..
Thank you for your kind words it means a lot thank you
For the record, a copy and paste as of 30 seconds ago:
05:20 PM EDT
2:42 (est.) Interview
Soldiers Wounded in Iraq
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
James K. Gilman , Walter Reed Health Care System
Michael Oreskovic , U.S. Army
08:57 PM EDT
1:12 (est.) Ceremony
Women in Military Service Memorial Ceremony
Women in Military Service Mem. Found.
Wilma L. Vaught , Women in Military Service Mem. Found.
Annette Polan , Faces of the Fallen
The ceremony at Arlington is actually on right now, but it is just down the memory hole of this schedule. I did not skip anything when I copied the two shows above.
This happens so frequently, that I have to think that whoever posts the schedule must be a Deaniac or worse.
Yeah I saw bikers that he took photos with on Fox news here in the US that cool
Rummy hang out with bikers CLASSIC LOL!
~ Gogranny ..... grandson Jarrett, deployed
~ Inspectorette ..... son Eric
~ LBGA ..... son is deployed
~ Slip18 ..... nephew is aboard ship - active duty USN
~ mrs tiggywinkle .. nephew Michael is in the Navy
~ milagro .. son is deployed in the Mid-East
~ from hoosiermama
.. Shanty & Josh (husband & wife just deployed separately)
.. Bill and Bill (both military academy grads)
..(when you teach, they're all your kids)
~ WomanofStandard .. a dear friend's sons, Troy (Air Force) in Italy and Tyler (Army) at Ft. Bragg, NC
~ Warriormom .. CIA agents whose plane crashed and may have been kidnapped in Colombia
~ Freeper Per-Ling .. active duty in the Navy .. has a wife and 2-year-old
~ leenie312 .. son Nicholas is in the Marines
~ rintense . . friend's brother, Brian Z.
.. friend, Matt (who is a Freeper), deployed to the Mid-East
~ AF_Blue .. active-duty AF
~ JulieRNR21 .. a friend's grandson, Wesley in the USAF
~ bigeasy .. friends husband is deployed .. he asks for prayer for justice, wisdom, swift return home
~ fc2tomschermuly (Navy) he is a FReeper, as is his sister (mjaneangels@aolcom) and their father is a lurker
~ EuroFrog .. husband, SSG Mike, deployed to Kuwait
.. SSG Kris, friend of SSG Mike in Kuwait
~ whoever .. son Adam, on a Navy ship in a hot zone hes a single father (a widower) with a 10 y/o daughter
~ annyokie .. son, Ian (Navy)
~ IncPen .. Sarah (who was IncPens maid of honor at her wedding), Air Force flight nurse, just landed in Kuwait
.. friends son Matt is in Kuwait
.. brother in law Paul is awaiting deployment
~ TruthNtegrity .. cousin's son, Andy, is a Midshipman at the US Navy Academy, studying Astronautical Physics; wants to be a pilot
~ RoseofTexas .. the son of a friend, Leo, an MP in Kuwait
~ goodnesswins .. neighbors husband, Bruce, flying C-17's from Germany to Iraq
~ azGOPgals friends friend, Jeremy who is in the 10th Mountain Division
~ FresnoArmyBrat .. a cousin
~ Jim Robinson .. two nephews
~ Marysecretary .. grand-nephew, Paul, who is in Iraq
~ tinacart .. best friend's son, Cody - 4th Infantry
~ DallasDeb .. niece in Army, posted to Kuwait, may be repairing comm equipment in Iraq
~ hoosiermama .. Callie, in Iraq; Dawn's brother ??? and George in a tank somewhere
.. one of our teachers Dan, working stateside to help "process" military and supplies
~ bigghurtt .. 5 years in the Army, soon-to-be Special Forces
~ JulieRNR21 ..... friend Betty's grandson, Matt, in US Army
~ Scott Speicher from Desert Storm
~ McLynnan .. Seth, closest friends son-in-law, deploying to Iraq
~ PhiKapMoms daughter, Jennifer, U. S. Navy
~ Cate .. son David, in Iraq since June with the 4th ID
~ ladyinred .. Josh, newly deployed to Iraq
.. Also, Josh's sister Pamela
.. their mother now has 2 children over there and one who has just returned home
~ JulieRNR21 .. J.C., now serving in US Army in Iraq
~ ntnychik .. the members of the 10th Mountain Division (which will be in Iraq for the long haul) and their families
~ Pan_Yan & Pan_Yans Wife .. friend, Mike, stateside now but expects to go back to Iraq in late winter
~ MS.BEHAVIN .. friend's son-in-law, Scott, has been deployed to Iraq
~ hoosier_RW_conspirator .. son Jake
~ Happy2BMe .. son Aaron has just left for a year in Iraq
~ Jaguar Girl .. nephew Jimmy is serving in the Air Force
~ hoosierpearl .. friend Robert, deployed to Afghanistan in March. He has three small children and a wife at home and has a particularly dangerous job
~ Lunatic Fringe .. brother deployed with the 2/7 Cavalry
~ Lunatic Fringe .. best friend from high school, deployed with the 1/7 Field Artillery
~ ODC-GIRL ... part of her unit is in Iraq
~ Jaguar Girl .. her cousin, Peter (Marines), has just been deployed to Iraq
~ Keith Matthew Maupin, the soldier who has been taken hostage. Prayers for his well-being and for his safe release and for strength and courage for his family.
~ alaska-sgt .. asks for prayers for himself, his brother, and his brother-in-law, all members of the US Air Force
~ Kewlhand Tek, a FReeper, is currently serving in Iraq
~ bethelgrad, a FReeper, who is leaving for Rhode Island to train this summer as a Navy Chaplain. He especially asks for prayers for his wife and 2 young sons while he is gone.
~ notpoliticallycorewrecked .. CD (Marines) has returned to (light) active duty while his wounds continue to heal. Prayers for his continued recuperation!
~ St.Mark .. nephew, somewhere between Syria and Fallujha (Marines); and son, in Twentynine Palms CA in training (Marines)
~ savagesusie .. son Cory is in Afghanistan
~ redhead .. granddaughter & husband (Stephanie and Josh) serving in Iraq
~ stand 4 something .. son Cade has joined the Air Guard and is in training.
~ Freeper firstiamaussoldier classified assignment, stateside
.. .. Sister-in-law, Deanna, USAF active duty HAFB
.. .. Ex-husband, Benton, 161st Air refueling FT ANG Sky Harbor (All second to fourth generation military.)
~ Texagirl4W .. nephew, Jesse (Navy)
~ Militiaman7 ..... son, Jonathan, who is a FReeper, is in Afghanistan with the Virginia Army National Guard.
~ jonsie .. son Ryan has been in Iraq as a medic with 1st Cav since Sept. 2003, he is now guarding the green zone
~ elder5 .. brother-in-law W0-2 Brian F., Army Reserve Chopper pilot, on his 2nd tour in Iraq
~ firstiamaussoldier .. son has been sworn in as a Marine Reserve in the delayed entry program as he finishes up high school
~ Don'tMessWithTexas .. 2 brothers-in-law in the service
.. a Lt.Cmdr in US Navy deployed in Guam
.. a Major in US Army deployed in the Sunni Triangle outside Baghdad.
~ notpoliticallycorewrecked .. scoutmaster of our BSA troop, Rick (Army National Guard). His unit will be leaving for training in Sept. and shipping over to Iraq before the end of the year though he will not be going with them.
~ reformed_dem .. Luke (Marine), the son of a good friend, who is shipping out to Iraq in early Sept.
~ Texas Princess .. nephew Roland, (Air Force), currently stationed in Korea
~ Himyar ..... son, Robert, is deployed to the Mideast
~ W04Man .. Jared, the son of a high school friend, is in Iraq with the Louisiana National Guard
~ an anonymous FReeper .. son, Stephen (Army), in Baghdad
~ spotbust1 .. husband CW2 Frank (LAARNG), serving in Iraq
~ LUV W .. son David is a Captain in the Air Force, stationed right now in Florida.
~ CyberAnt .. nephew Jody (USMC) is home from Japan but will be redeployed elsewhere in January.
~ Kentucky .. has a request for prayer from a Marine Mom whose son, Ramsey, is in Iraq
~ W04Man .. wifes niece's son, Brooks, is in Iraq
~ Trust but Verify .. friends husband, Donald, infantry scout with the 1st ID
~ snowtigger .. Peter, 1/24 INF (he drives a Stryker armored vehicle) .. just shipped out to Mosul
~ marylina .. friends son, Brandon (Navy) stationed on a destroyer that will be deployed to the MidEast in December
~ Reagan79 .. brother, Chris, a Marine Reservist from MS, will be leaving Jan 5th for Iraq
~ homemom .. Kelsey, a young lady now serving in Iraq
~ Sea2ShiningSea .. cousins son, James, is in Iraq
.. Chad, her adopted soldier
~ TruthNtegrity .. friend from church heading to Iraq for 3 months as a Civilian Analyst. In addition to praying for her safety, please pray for her husband, a retired Navy pilot who is very jittery about his wife going into harm's way.
~ mamaduck .. cousin, Carl, is a Sargeant Major stationed in FL right now and will deployed to Iraq after the new year
~ Pippin .. nieces husband, Sung, (Air Force and brand new American citizen) is deployed to S. Korea
..niece, Melissa, is in the AirForce, currently stationed in GA
~ Blue Scourge .. a Freeper (Air Force), leaving for basic training
~ Collier .. friend, Jim, father of 3 girls....Iowa National Guard, currently in Afghanistan
~ repubmom .. son Brian has enlisted as a Special Forces recruit - he leaves for Basic right after Christmas
~ GOP-Pat .. cousin's husband Tommy, retired from sheriff's department in July to volunteer to go to Iraq to train the Iraqi troops.
~ SE Mom .. son Tommy, 101st AB, home now in Florida undergoing chemotherapy
~ Severa .. husband, Jason (FR screen name Hostel), USN P-3 Aircraft Mechanic
.. .. brother Wes, USAF First Lieutenant
.. .. Jason's cousin David, 101st Airborne
~ BonnieJ .. cousin Doug (Army) has returned from an extended tour in Iraq and a minor injury and is now scheduled to go to Afghanistan early in the new year.
~ FReeper MikeinIraq
~ OldSarge .. a FReeper, Kentucky National Guard, leaving for Iraq in July (18 month deployment) after several months training in MS
~ reformed_dem .. brother Drew has shipped out for Kuwait on his way to a year in Iraq
~ Ladysmith .. brother's fiance's son, Shane, is stationed in Germany and will eventually head to Iraq
~ ntnychik .. friend's son, Erik, an Army Ranger, who just got back from Iraq, re-upped, and is going back
~ gatorbait .. brother-in-law (Army) and nephew (Marine) in the mid-East and a nephew-in-law who has returned home safely.
~ nelibeli .. nephew Tres (Army), is serving his 2nd deployment to Iraq (he volunteered to go back!)
~ Pippin .. niece in the Air Force . nephew in the Army and his daughter, Jazmine back in the states now.
~ Pippin .. nephew's wife is back home from the Far East. (USArmy)
~ pGfwabf .. son Mark (Marines) has been assigned state-side duty after graduating from boot camp.
~ Prophet in the wilderness .. nephew (Marines) is in Iraq. He participated in the battle of Fallujah last Nov.
~ It's_me_K.E.T. .. son, Brian (U.S. Army), deployed March 6 to Iraq for 13 months.
~ FreedomHasACost .. brother Ted (Marines) is in the Middle East
* ~ hoosierkitties .. brother Philip is leaving for bootcamp on April 12th
* ~ arbee4bush .. daughter Kristen (Freeper KB4W) training for loadmaster C-17 US Air Force.
* ~ hoosier_RW_conspirator .. son, Jake (Army) deployed to Afghanistan
..* .. friend's son, Danny (Army) awaiting deployment for 2nd tour in Iraq
* ~ Jewels1091 .. friend of daughter, Chris (Navy), has fulfilled his contract and left the service
* ~ Jewels1091 .. Nick (friend of youngest daughter) is now home after 13 months in Iraq
* ~ DebWisconsin .. nephew is leaving for basic training on Sunday
* ~ jch10 .. son, Maury, US Army, who is in Qatar, soon to be in South Korea before returning home
* ~ BonnieJ .. cousin Josh will be with the Green Berets in Afghanistan when he finishes his training soon
* ~ GVgirl .. son Nathan, active duty, California National Guard
* ~ Kate of Spice Island .. ex-husband leaving for convoy training and then a tour to the Middle East
* ~ patriciaruth ..
.. * In Mosul James, Victor, Kevin, Ron, Mac, Malik, and Sean
.. * In Kirkuk - Antonio
.. * Somewhere in Iraq - Michael, Eric, Jon
.. * In Baghdad Keith
.. * In Bagram, Afghanistan - Mark
.. * Somewhere in Afghanistan - Jerry, Dennis, Mark
* ~ herewego .. brother-in-law Robert has just left for Iraq
* denotes change to the list (an addition or sometimes, thankfully, someone who has come home safely)
""From: Mrs. Riles (Wed Mar 9 23:09:32 2005) You are all Great Soldiers and all of our Hero's here in the USA Keep up the hard work you are doing over there. Thank you all for taking care of us over here and also giving these people hope. Mrs. Riles
From: Wishes to be a bad ass (Tue Apr 26 19:16:17 2005) Respect and honor you've already earned, all thats left is victory in the form a truely free Iraq.""
What is with these 'journalists'? You have to wonder if any of them have a miltary person in their family or amongst their friends at all. They have no idea why these people serve.
This is written by a British man about my 3rd cousin.
Charles was a B-17 pilot who rather than bail out,
guided his plane loaded with bombs away from the town
of Penn, Buckinghamshire, England which would have
been turned into a parking lot.
The people each yr. remember Charles and his crew.
B-17 "Tomahawk Warrior" A Tribute
to the Charles J. Searl & Crew
By Ronald M. Setter
Saturday, 12 August 1944 a B-17 bomber named the Tomahawk Warrior and nine young men came into the history of Penn forever. Many years have gone by some of the elders of Penn who remembered that day have passed away and a new generation born. They can only read of the sacrifice made by the Tomahawk Warrior and her crew.
The nine young men who flew that morning died long before their time on their 25th mission. Only a few more to fly and they would have been going home to loved ones and a full and happy life ahead.
This is their story
The 398th Bomb Group was one of the last to arrive in this country during March 1944. They flew their B-17s from Newfoundland to England to the allotted aerodrome of Nuthampstead near Royston in Herts where the countryside was very similar to that which surrounds Penn. To one crew their B-17 was special to them and as was usual the Pilot, Charles Searl, named it the Tomahawk Warrior after the small town where he lived. There was a crew of ten to fly her and a skilled ground crew to care for her. The first mission was to Berlin on the 19th of May. They returned safely and one can only feel that they were relieved and jubilant.
Charles Searl was married with a daughter of 18 months and he and his wife were expecting another addition to the family in July. He was 23 and had enlisted in the Air Force soon after Pearl Harbor. As far as records show none of the other nine crewmembers were married and their ages ranged from 20 to 27. They had come from many states across the USA Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington, D.C., Arkansas, Virginia, Ohio and New York.
The Tomahawk Warrior flew many missions including a D-Day one to targets at Caen and Courseulles, France. Missions were interposed with leave which one supposes they spent in London. Their evenings would be spent at the local Inn just on the edge of the airfield and at Royston, the nearest small town. Entertainment would have been laid on at the base along with dances and there must have been invitations from the local population.
By June the Tomahawk Warrior had completed sixteen missions, all with the same crew. July recorded only five missions. During this month Charles Searl must have received news of the birth of a second daughter, sadly he was never to see.
From August 1st the Tomahawk Warrior, still with her original crew, flew missions to France and Germany and on the morning of the 12th were on their twenty-fifth to Europe, Versailles, France. The day was dull and overcast with low cloud. Just before take-off, the tenth member of the crew stepped down from the flight. It has never been sure why. All that is known of him is his name and rank and after the Tomahawk Warrior crashed he was returned to America and so survived the war. No trace of him was ever found.
The crew of nine took off at 0618. Formation was hazardous with the bad weather as the plane climbed to reach height. By 0700 the Tomahawk Warrior was heading out Southeast and already in trouble. One engine was seen to be on fire, and as it turned over the town of High Wycombe to return to base, a second engine was seen also on fire. Below in the town was the HQ of the 8th Air Force and most likely monitoring the mission. It has always been accepted that the pilot was trying to find open ground to attempt a landing when he had no chance of reaching his base or even Bovingdon airfield which was only ten miles away to the North. He would have seen the populated area he was flying over and realized the devastation the plane would cause if it crashed there. It skimmed over the farmhouse of Lude Farm and crashed into open fields opposite. Tomahawk Warrior and its crew of nine young men ended life in a massive explosion and fire. No one had bailed out of the stricken plane and no distress signal was ever traced. They stayed together, comrades now for all eternity. One of the crew was found in the lane and two at the edge of the fields. The rest were identified by their dog tags. A short entry in official records at their base read, Takeoff 0618 hours, 0720 no return. Such a short epitaph.
No investigation took place as to the reason for the crash. It was just one more casualty of war. General Doolittle, who was at the HQ in High Wycombe, visited the scene of the crash later in the day.
The field where the Tomahawk Warrior crashed is the same today as it was fifty-seven years ago. Beautiful, peaceful and the seasons come and go. It is an everlasting memorial to duty and sacrifice. They that died need no other.
The following are the names of those that died that morning:
Pilot: Charles J. Searl Wisconsin
Co-Pilot: Albert L. Dion Massachusetts
Navigator: Saul J. Kempner Michigan
Bombardier: Leo C. Walsh Washington, D.C.
Radio/Gunner: Cecil E. Kennedy Virginia
Eng / TT Gunner: James A. Beaty Arkansas
Ball Turret Gunner: Alfred Bueffel New York
Right Waist Gunner: Albert W. Knight Ohio
Tail Gunner: Orville M. Wilson Washington, D.C.
They were all buried in Cambridge Cemetery but after the war, in accordance with the wishes of their relatives, eight of them were re-interred in Arlington Cemetery, America. They sleep amongst the highly honored in America. The one who was left behind, Albert Knight, also with his parents wishes, is honored yearly by the Chiltern Aircraft Research Group on the anniversary of the crash with flowers and thoughts of the eight lying in their home country.
Each Armistice Day Penn Church remembers them in the service and reads their names out along with others who gave their lives from the village. Small American Flags are placed along the path by the church door, each with the name of the Tomahawk Warriors crew, and usually the Battle Hymn of the Republic is sung in honor. The Book of Remembrance in Penn Church has their names inscribed in glorious memory.
To all who read this tribute, remember they gave their lives just as bravely and in sacrifice for peace, just as those who were lost on and over the battlefields of Europe.
Thank you all very good photograph today!!!!!Be good Be strong good America Brytania persons Good G-D do will help!!!!I am very happy America Brytania good persons remember strong persons this is very good!!!!
Thank you Kayak for your faithful posting of the prayer list on this thread, God Bless you and the those on your list.
Once again many thanks
Thank you both for these wonderful pictures that have brought tears to my eyes. Would that more Americans had as much love for our great country as you two do. May God bless you, your families, and your nations!
Thank you for that wonderful story of sacrifice by one of you relatives God Bless him and his family.
Just helping dad to bed see you a few minutes.
How do you do good friend"SoCalPol""Thanks snugs for your work on the dose today.SoCalPol"Thank you all
"A SAS Soldier's Prayer
I bring this prayer to You, Lord
For You alone can give
What one cannot demand from oneself.
Give me, Lord, what you have left over,
Give me what no-one ever asks You for.
I don't ask You for rest,
Whether of soul or body;
I don't ask You for wealth,
Nor for success, nor even health perhaps.
That sort of thing You get asked for so much
That You can't have any of it left.
Give me, Lord, what you have left over,
Give me what no-one wants from you.
I want insecurity, strife,
And I want You to give me these
Once and for all.
So that I can be sure of having them always,
Since I shall not always have the courage
To ask You for them.
Give me, Lord, what You have left over,
Give me what others want nothing to do with.
But give me courage too,
And strength and faith;
For You alone can give
What one cannot demand from oneself.
- Lt. Andre Zirnheld, SAS, died in battle July 26, 1941, this was found in his uniform."
"He stands barefoot in the snow, starved from lack of food, wounded from months of battle and emotionally scarred from the eternity away from his family surrounded by nothing but death and carnage of war.
He stands though, with fire in his eyes and victory on his breath. He looks at us now in anger and disgust and tells us this...
I gave you a birthright of freedom born in the Constitution and now your children graduate too illiterate to read it.
I fought in the snow barefoot to give you the freedom to vote and you stay at home because it rains.
I left my family destitute to give you the freedom of speech and you remain silent on critical issues, because it might be bad for business.
I orphaned my children to give you a government to serve you and it has stolen democracy from the people.
It's the soldier not the reporter who gives you the freedom of the press.
It's the soldier not the poet who gives you the freedom of speech.
It's the soldier not the campus organizer who allows you to demonstrate.
It's the soldier who salutes the flag, serves the flag, whose coffin is draped with the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag!!!
"Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen."
From a sermon by John Hagee"
"Give thanks for the progress being made in the Middle East, in spite of the great difficulties still encountered on many fronts. As President Bush met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai this week, both leaders expressed appreciation and gratitude for the progress of democracy in that nation. Pray for the continued strengthening of the new democratic regime in Afghanistan, and pray for our troops who help keep that nation free and strong as they continue to work toward full freedom and democracy.
Even as the progress in Afghanistan is celebrated, the difficulties in Iraq continue with seemingly relentless fervor. Pray for an end to the unrest and insurgency in that country, asking God to strengthen those working to bring freedom, democracy and fairness to Iraq. Pray for the young government and its new leaders as they daily face threats, resistance and death. Pray for the many American personnel working to help the new government implement much needed services and policies.
Pray for the President as he speaks to the graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy, asking God to protect him and to use him to encourage and inspire the newest graduates of that great military institution. Pray for all graduates across the nation this spring.
Pray for the President as he welcomes South African President Thabo Mbeki to the White House on June 1. The two leaders will discuss global security, conflict resolution in Africa, economic development, trade and investment, and fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa.
As new stories involving crimes committed against children continue to emerge, pray for the children of our nation, that they will be protected and their innocence preserved. Pray for Mrs. Bush's initiative, Helping America's Youth, that it will be effective in its efforts to draw children and teens away from violence, gangs, drugs and other negative influences.
As our nation observes Memorial Day, pray for a sincere spirit of remembrance and gratitude for the sacrifices made to preserve our freedom. Pray for the safekeeping of all our troops as they
Dad went to bed so I have switched to CNN and watching the VP, I do love his voice it is so soothing
"It is playing now, and they did NOT put it on their schedule for this time. They only put in a showing at 3:15am!"
I swear C-Span does this sort of thing purposely . . . If it were Clinton (or any 'D'), they'd both ACCURATELY identify the start time and obnoxiously run the speech every hour!
Actually, dusk is arriving at approximately 9 PM now . . . which makes for wonderfully long evenings!!!
Thank You for your kind words and for the
wonderful photos you post. And thank you to Poland
for your support.