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Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-10-05
WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 09-10-05 | George W. Bush

Posted on 09/10/2005 10:43:42 AM PDT by Salvation

 

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For Immediate Release
September 10, 2005

President's Radio Address

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THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Sunday, our nation will observe the fourth anniversary of the September the 11th terrorist attacks. Every American has memories of that day that will never leave them. We remember the images of fire and terror at the Pentagon, in Pennsylvania, and in the heart of New York City.

We remember the ruthlessness of those who murdered the innocent and took joy in their suffering. We remember the courage of the police and firefighters and rescue personnel who rushed into burning buildings to save lives, knowing they might never emerge. And we remember the victims -- moms and dads, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives -- and the loved ones they left behind.

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As night fell on America on September the 11th, 2001, we felt grief and great sorrow. Yet we also saw that, while the terrorists could kill the innocent, they could not defeat the spirit of our nation. The despair and tragedy of that day were overcome by displays of selflessness, courage and compassion.

And in the days and weeks that followed, America answered history's call to bring justice to our enemies and to ensure the survival and success of liberty. And that mission continues today.

Four years later, Americans remember the fears and uncertainty and confusion of that terrible morning. But above all, we remember the resolve of our nation to defend our freedom, rebuild a wounded city, and care for our neighbors in need.

Today, America is confronting another disaster that has caused destruction and loss of life. This time the devastation resulted not from the malice of evil men, but from the fury of water and wind.

Hurricane Katrina flattened entire towns along our Gulf Coast, and left one of America's most storied cities under water. Tens of thousands have lost homes and loved ones and all their earthly possessions. The storm took countless lives and forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee from their communities with no assurance of returning soon.

Once more our hearts ache for our fellow citizens, and many are left with questions about the future. Yet we are again being reminded that adversity brings out the best in the American spirit. In this time of great suffering, we have seen the courage and determination of rescue personnel who willingly risk their lives to save the lives of others. We have seen the spirit of America's armies of compassion who have rallied in response to this tragedy. Faith-based organizations and community groups and individual citizens across the country are caring for those affected by the storm, and comforting those whose loved ones are lost or missing. Across our country, Americans are generously opening their homes and hearts to their brothers and sisters in need.

To find out how you can help, I urge you to visit usafreedomcorps.gov, or call 1-877-USA CORPS. The citizens of the Gulf Coast can count on their fellow Americans in this time of trial, and their government is standing with them, as well.

This week I signed legislation providing an additional $52 billion for response and recovery efforts. We have already begun distributing $2,000 in emergency relief to every displaced household, money they can use immediately for food, clothing and other essentials. I have also called for all people from disaster areas to be granted special evacuee status, making it easier for them to collect federal benefits like food stamps and Medicaid wherever they are in America.

We are assisting the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and we will help the people of the Gulf Coast recover from adversity. Despite all they've endured, the people of that region are determined to rebuild their homes and reclaim their lives, and their fellow Americans are determined to help them. To accomplish the difficult work ahead of us, our nation will call upon our vast resources and the ingenuity of our citizens, and these will be required in full measure.

Our greatest resource in such times is the compassionate character of the American people, because even the most destructive storm cannot weaken the heart and soul of our nation. America will overcome this ordeal, and we will be stronger for it.

Even in the deepest darkness, we can see the light of hope, and the light shows us the way forward. We will honor the memory of those we have lost; we will comfort the victims of Katrina; and we will make the Gulf Coast more vibrant than ever.

In all that lies before us, may God watch over the United States of America. Thank you for listening.




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KEYWORDS: 1877usacorps; 911; america; bush43; compassion; courage; fourthanniversary; hope; katrina; pray; radioaddress; selflessness; september11th; transcript; wot
For your reading pleasure as well as your comments!
1 posted on 09/10/2005 10:43:44 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation

My apologies to all. My electricity has been out for the last six hours. When I called Portland General Electric the message said, "We have no idea for the cause of this outage."

Go figure!

(Makes me shudder if AlQaeda would attempt a grid shut-off in the northwest!)


2 posted on 09/10/2005 10:46:02 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
I am so thankful for the President God has appointed for these times of great need!

Thanks for posting these weekly, Salvation.

3 posted on 09/10/2005 10:46:12 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: ohioWfan

Amen to your prayer!

And thank you for the kind words.


4 posted on 09/10/2005 10:47:15 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
"We have no idea for the cause of this outage."

We have no idea??? Good grief!

(No apologies necessary, Salvation...)

5 posted on 09/10/2005 10:47:39 AM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: nicmarlo; bonesmccoy; cactusSharp; Dog Gone; Howlin; rfmad; Wphile; rintense; ladyinred; ...
Radio Address Ping!

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Radio Address Ping List.

6 posted on 09/10/2005 10:48:17 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All
September 11, 2001
 
Never Forget!
 

7 posted on 09/10/2005 11:09:17 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ohioWfan

For a Portland area outage they explained that someone had hit a pole. But for the one where I live...........no explanation. Hmmmmm. I'll have to check the local Gannett rag online later (since I no longer subscribe to it)and find out exactly what the cause was.


8 posted on 09/10/2005 11:11:29 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Sidebar Moderator

Thanks for moving this to the News, Activism spot! Fits a lot better than front page.


9 posted on 09/10/2005 11:17:16 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
That's just beautiful...
10 posted on 09/10/2005 11:21:20 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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To: Salvation
Bush hosted and honored families of 400 fallen first responders on 9/11 given the medal of valor, posthumously. They rose to a standing ovation. I, for one, cannot help comparing their heroism to the disfunctional NO PD.

We would not approve foreign aids to a country as csrewed up as no. i AM NOT IN FAVOR OF MORE MONEY UNLESS INSTITUTIONS ARE REFORMED FIRST.

11 posted on 09/10/2005 11:24:33 AM PDT by ClaireSolt (.)
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To: Salvation

Lest We Forget ~ Bump!


12 posted on 09/10/2005 11:26:49 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: ClaireSolt

**comparing their heroism to the disfunctional NO PD.**

There is NO comparison at all. The people who died on 9-11 helping others are truly heroes!


13 posted on 09/10/2005 11:30:54 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Earthdweller; All

I thought so too. In fact, I copied it and emailed it to some of my friends! Why don't all of you do the same?


14 posted on 09/10/2005 11:31:53 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: blackie

15 posted on 09/10/2005 11:38:11 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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To: Salvation

Will do.


16 posted on 09/10/2005 11:38:59 AM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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To: Earthdweller; All

Feel free to add your own tribute to all those who died on 9-11.


17 posted on 09/10/2005 11:42:27 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Earthdweller

Roger that ~ great graphic!


18 posted on 09/10/2005 11:43:21 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Earthdweller

Thank you!


19 posted on 09/10/2005 11:43:50 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

20 posted on 09/10/2005 12:08:30 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation


21 posted on 09/10/2005 12:49:27 PM PDT by Earthdweller (US descendant of French Protestants)
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To: Earthdweller

Thanks again!


22 posted on 09/10/2005 2:12:46 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
Not only does the President have the aftermath of Katrina to
deal with, he also is in a daily fight with the 9-10 mentality
of the Dem's and the left.

He is a spiritually powerful man, to be able to continue his focus
on this global War on Terror, and his domestic War on Socialism.

God Bless you "GW"


TPD
23 posted on 09/10/2005 2:42:12 PM PDT by ThreePuttinDude (..yep, thats right, I'm an infidel......so what....)
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To: Salvation

Incredible graphic, Salvation! WOW!!


24 posted on 09/10/2005 4:41:15 PM PDT by ohioWfan (If my people which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray......)
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks!


25 posted on 09/10/2005 10:32:48 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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