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!
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