Skip to comments.A day in the life of President Bush (9/11/05): photos
Posted on 09/11/2005 5:34:14 PM PDT by Wolfstar
PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: After the President and First Lady attended church in Washington this morning, they participated in a September 11, 2001 rememberance and moment of silence on the White House lawn. GWB then headed for New Orleans where he touched down mid-afternoon. He will be spending the night aboard the USS Iwo Jima, which is docked in New Orleans harbor near downtown.
The President was met by New Orleans Mayor Nagin, but Gov. Kathleen Blanco was not present.
Patriot Day 2005 Proclamation
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
Four years have passed since our country was brutally attacked on a quiet September morning. On that day, thousands of innocent lives were taken from us. The victims and the families who lost loved ones remain in the hearts and prayers of our Nation. We also remember the courage of the firefighters, police officers, emergency rescue personnel, and scores of private citizens who showed us the true meaning of heroism and demonstrated our resolve to the world.
The mission that began on September 11, 2001, continues. Today, we see the virtue of the September 11th heroes embodied in our military personnel, who are taking the fight to our enemies and helping to keep us safe at home. Thousands of other Americans, from intelligence analysts to border guards to countless others, are doing vital work to help defend America and prevent future attacks. We are grateful to all of these men and women and to their families for their service and sacrifice. We honor those who have lost their lives defending our freedom, and we pray that God comfort their families. We pledge that we will not rest until we have won the war on terror.
As we mark this solemn anniversary, I call upon all our citizens to express their patriotism and their gratitude for the blessings of liberty. By flying the flag, supporting military families, and teaching young people about our founding ideals, we honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and since, and we help preserve our freedom for future generations.
By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107 89), the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as "Patriot Day."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2005, as Patriot Day. I call upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Patriot Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, to display the flag at half staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor the innocent victims who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH
For those who may not have seen it, yet, you might be interested in this thread: Katrina, a photographic timeline: Powerful proof federal response was NOT slow (warning, many pics)
This thread has received among the highest number of hits ever on FR: 502 replies, but an amazing 25,936+ hits (as of a couple of minutes ago). I want to thank FReeper ThePythonicCow for preserving the entire thread and its photos on a server. He has also created a .zip file so anyone can download the thread for use in spreading the word. The link for the .zip file can be found somewhere around post #480 on the thread.
He's back in New Orleans.
Pinging you to a late Sunday Dose.
Bahbah...how are you?
I haven't been able to be here all day....just one of those weekends...
BUT, I can't complain....those poor people in the Gulf..they have problems.
I just saw the footage of the our President, Laura, VP Cheney, and Lynne...all with their hands on their hearts...wonderful picture..
Leaving church with Rev. Leon.
This wider shot shows Vice Admiral Allen, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and Lt. Gen. Russ Honore with the President.
A funny little incident: One of the flight deck crew handed the President a digital camera and asked for a photo. The President handed the camera to the Vice Admiral (LOL!), who took the picture. An extraordinarily rare time when a grunt sailor got a Vice Admiral do his bidding thanks to the POTUS.
As you can see, GWB kept talking to the sailor while he quite casually handed the camera to Allen. (Double LOL!)
"The Flight that Fought Back" about Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11 is showing on Discovery Channel at 9 pm Eastern time...
THAT's in about 20 minutes from now for those on SATELLITE or EAST COAST VIEWERS.
A FReeper's Dad was on this flight. He got to preview it, and wants everyone to watch. Some of the calls from the plane and the communications with the plane (but not all, as some are too tough for TV) are played during the film.
Please everyone, watch!
We want to reward Discovery for showing this film, and also honor those who gave us the gift of national honor with their deaths.
Rescuers are trying to catch as many abandoned pets they can. Many are being saved, but many have died. Many are frightened and don't go to rescuers right away. In this sad photo, two little dogs run past a house with a tragic note from rescuers. On a bright note, I did watch a live rescue of a large black Lab or Lab mix. A male who was initially frightened of the boat, but the rescuers gently lured him in with food, then slipped a rope leash on him. The Human Society is coordinating animal rescues, as well as their post-rescue care.
Good evening, Bahbah. Sorry the Dose is later than usual today, but I wanted to capture at least a few shots of the President in New Orleans today.
Thanks for that info have been over there this evening reading it wonderful work Wolfstar
I intend to watch. Have my recorder set in case I miss it.
Please add me to the Daily Dose PING list...Great post as always, Wolf!
Pippin! How are you? Good to "see" you. Hope all is well with you and yours.
It's too bad no one in the MSM or other places seem to know that.
Don't apologize on my account...it's kind of fun to be here before post 50 for a change!
Thanks for your hard work. Great pics.
Good evening Snugs!
I'm good, Tx. It's been interesting to watch the MSM go after the good man that is our President. I have to say that I went off on a rant today on the Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread because I think we did a GREAT job in the disaster that was Katrina and it was NOT a failure and, as you can see, I am stil ranting. LOL.
Thanks so much for the pics...as always- much appreciated!
Patriot Day. I like it.
What a coincidence....I watched The Patriot last night and again today....for the 86,395th time! Aim small, miss small.
Hello Wolfstar and fellow dosers!
How Bush can even talk to Nagin after all that he has said about him...is beyond me...he is a better person than I am....
"The President was met by New Orleans Mayor Nagin, but Gov. Kathleen Blanco was not present."
"Gov. Kathleen Blanco was not present"
Another, thank goodness for small miracles.
Thanks snugs. Sorry the Dose is so late tonight. As mentioned, I wanted to capture some of the photos of GWB in NO for us.
Main reason I mentioned the photographic timeline thread is to let everyone know the great job TPC has done to preserve it and the photos for us, and to give us a means to download it for use among our own circles of family, friends and acquaintences.
THIS IS A MUST SEE TV SHOW!
Will do. GretchenM is our pinglist manager. I will FReemail her.
Although I did have to E-Mail the FBI about a coworker who kept saying the President ought to be shot.
It sounded too much like a threat to me.
I'm really curious to know who the heavy-set guy was.
AWESOME photos of an AWESOME president!!!
You will find an incredible 911 photo/speech (President Bush) chronology at
Thanks for the Sunday DOSE, Wolfstar.
Our President never really rests, does he? Lord, give him the strength he needs to meet the challenges of this hour.
Even when Blanco's there, she's not "there", if you know what I mean! Nagin, Blanco and Landrieu are all incompetent.
LOL! Snugs and I had a conversation about the use of the word "king." We Americans are an odd bunch -- still haven't forgiven old King George for what he did in the 1760's and 1779's.
I'll never forget that on 9/11 the first person to call me up to see if I was all right was a friend of mine living in Toronto.
My mom is from Saskatchewan and I still have relatives there.
Very nice post and pics.
Grin...work at it, and one day you too will win a toaster courtesy of our wonderful snugs.
Hi Wolf, On the San Diego local news,
a plane load of cats and dogs from the La. area
in carriers brought here to centers for medical help.
Also a few days ago several folks from the various
Human Societies and other agencies here left in trailers
to help pets in the flood areas
You're so very welcome.
See the interesting conversations I miss by noy coming to the DOSE mre often :o)
I do, too.
I haven't even gotten through the first part of the Talk Show thread...it is a LONG thread today...
BUT, one thing I did see, when I first got to FR, was a thread on the article that Evan Thomas wrote for Newsweek...Did you happen to see the thread, and read the article...????
It has gotten me more upset than the screaming dems have in the Congress....
It is about how supposedly, behind closed doors, Bush is TOTALLY different than we see....really hard to work for, and his employees are AFRAID of him...????? I just cannot believe it...but, where does this come from???
Then, I see on this thead...pictures of him taking MORE time with the flight crews...than the brass...Thomas makes it sound like he does that "ALL FOR SHOW"..
sigh....sigh...(praying it isn't so)...sigh
I was pleased to see that the VP looked OK after seeing the photos of him yesterday looking very tired. I am certain Lynne has been a great source of comfort to him I noticed he touched the small of her back about 4 times when they there were walking to and from the White House which is unusual for him to show that amount of affection in public.