Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 07.24.06
Posted on 07/24/2006 5:38:24 PM PDT by snugs
The President spent part of the weekend at his ranch in Crawford returning to Washingotn on Sunday to met with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal prior to Secretary Rice visit to the middle east.
Today the President attended a naturalization ceremony at Walter Reed Medical Center.
He also signed H.R. 42, Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005.
Vice President Dick Cheney attended a fundraising luncheon for Arkansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson in Springdale, Ark
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visted Lebanon and Israel today.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
QUOTE OF THE DAY
President Bush Attends Naturalization Ceremony
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Through the generations, our nation has remained strong and free because men and women put on our uniform and defend this country, and defend our beliefs. The three men we honor today have brought honor to America. Like those who have come before, each of these men chose to protect our country because they love what America stands for.
Army Specialist Sergio Lopez had always wanted to join the Army, and in 2003, he volunteered. After basic training he moved to Fort Hood, Texas, home of the 1st Cavalry Division and the 4th Infantry Division. Specialist Lopez then deployed to Iraq. He put his life on the line each day, driving between observation posts and his unit's forward operating base in the Baghdad area. In January, he was injured by an improvised explosive device.
Specialist Lopez says that becoming a citizen, "represents being acknowledged as having done my duty, having done my part for the country, like the oath says, defending the United States."
Today, we honor Army Private First Class Eduardo Leal-Cardenas. He was injured when an IED blew up his vehicle in Iraq. Private Leal-Cardenas is a man of few words, and he's a man of action. When some questioned whether he would ever walk again, he laughed, and he began his rehab while still in his bed. When Private Leal-Cardenas is asked what citizenship in America means to him, he just said one word: Freedom.
And finally, we honor Army Specialist Lito Santos-Dilone. He was injured while serving as part of the protection detail in Iraq. I first met Specialist Santos-Dilone at this year's National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast. I was working the rope line. He grabbed my hand, and he said, "I'm not a citizen of the United States and I want to be one." Now, here's a man who knows how to take it directly to the top. (Laughter.) I'm proud to be here when he gets sworn in.
We are stronger and more dynamic when we welcome new citizens like these. More than 33,000 non-U.S. citizens currently serve in our military. Isn't that interesting -- 33,000 people who weren't born here serve in our military. And just like everybody else who wears the uniform, they understand the stakes of what it means to serve in the United States military, particularly after September the 11th, 2001.
PHOTOS OF THE DAY
President George W. Bush recites the Pledge of Allegiance Monday, July 24, 2006, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., joining newly sworn-in American citizens, Specialist Sergio Lopez, 24, of Bowlingbrook, Ill., left, Specialist Noe Santos-Dilone of Brooklyn, N.Y., center, and Private First Class Eduardo Leal-Cardenas of Los Angeles, Calif., during their naturalization ceremony. White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush shakes hands with newly sworn-in American citizens, Specialist Sergio Lopez, 24, of Bowlingbrook, Ill., left, Specialist Noe Santos-Dilone of Brooklyn, N.Y., center, and Private First Class Eduardo Leal-Cardenas of Los Angeles, Calif., during their naturalization ceremony Monday, July 24, 2006, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Eric Draper
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President Bush waves as he boards Marine One, Friday July 21, 2006, in Waco, Texas as he departs to spend part of the weekend at his nearby Crawford, Texas ranch
President George W. Bush looks over towards photographers as he walks up the steps of Air Force One for the trip back to Washington, DC, after spending part of the weekend at his Crawford, Texas, Ranch
President Bush heads to the Oval Office, Sunday, July 23, 2006, in Washington
Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal (L), U.S. President George W. Bush and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (R) smile at the beginning of their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington July 23, 2006
Congrats...missed it by 11secs...
Missed by a second
President George W. Bush (R) swears allegiance to the flag alongside new American citizens, Spc Sergio Lopez (L), Spc Noe Santos-Dilone (2nd L) and Pfc Eduardo Leal-Cardenas during a naturalization ceremony at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, July 24, 2006. All three soldiers, who have already served in the U.S. military and were injured during deployment in Iraq , became American citizens at the ceremony
President Bush , far right, watches as Specialist Sergio Lopez, 24, from Bowlingbrook, Il., left, Specialist Noe Santos-Dilone, 21, from the Brooklyn borough of New York, second from left, and Private First Class, Eduardo Leal-Cardenas, 21, second from right, from Los Angeles, take the oath during their naturalization ceremony to be U.S. Citizens at Walter Reed Medical Center, Monday, July 24, 2006
Just glad to be in the top 50!
President Bush, right, shakes hands with Specialist Noe Santos-Dilone, 21, center, from the Brooklyn borough of New York, as Specialist Sergio Lopez, 24, left, from Bolingbrook, Il, and Private First Class Eduardo Leal-Cardenas, 21, from Los Angeles, look on following their naturalization ceremony at Walter Reed Medical Center, Monday, July 24, 2006
President Bush, far right, shakes hands with Specialist Sergio Lopez, 24, far left, from Bollingbrook
President Bush, left, greets Sgt. Sean Oliver, center, and Col. Ronald Hamilton, right, during his visit to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Monday, July 24, 2006
President George W. Bush (L) greets Staff Sgt John Borders from London, Ohio, and his wife Mollie (C) on the ropeline at a naturalization ceremony for three soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, July 24, 2006. Borders is recovering at the hospital after being injured by an IAD device while deployed in Iraq
President George W. Bush shakes hands with specialist Sean Oliver after attending a naturalization ceremony for injured soldiers at Wlater Reed Army Medical Center
Newsweek had some pictures of the G8 conference and a long interesting article on Bush and Putin and the Mid East crisis.
I linked to it from Drudgereport.com and if DrDeb hasn't linked it when I get back later tonight, I'll do the link.
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