Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos) 12-22-06
Posted on 12/22/2006 4:09:40 PM PST by onyx
Today, President Bush and First Lady Laura went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. to visit with volunteers and our brave troops. He awarded sixteen Purple Hearts. Here he is seen helping volunteer children wrap Christmas presents for children of families whose parent have been wounded in service to our country.
In leiu of a quote of the day, I offer you the complete text of his remarks:
THE PRESIDENT: Laura and I are honored to be here to thank the folks working here at this service project. What you're seeing is some young kids wrapping gifts for children whose families are here in Washington, D.C. as a result of an injury that they've received -- that the parent received in combat.
We've also just come from Walter Reed. I got to tell you, it's a remarkable experience to go through the hospital. It's remarkable because of the unbelievable compassion and care of the people who work at Walter Reed. And it's also remarkable to me, these men and women who have volunteered to serve our country, who've received terrible wounds, but whose spirits are strong, their resolve is strong, and their dedication to our country remains strong.
I want all our fellow citizens to understand that we're lucky to have men and women who have volunteered to serve our country like those who wear our uniform. We're lucky to have their families support them so strongly. We owe them all we can give them -- not only for when they're in harm's way, but when they come home to help them adjust if they have wounds, or help them adjust after their time in service. We owe a huge debt of gratitude for incredible men and women. And I -- every time I come to Walter Reed, I am moved by the courage and bravery of the people I meet.
And so on behalf of a grateful nation, I want to thank our military families, thank the folks here who are wrapping gifts for the military families, and ask for God's blessings on our citizens. Thank you.""
In this Photograph provided by the White House, President Bush, left, shakes the hand of Staff Sgt. Marcus Wilson, Dermott, Ark., after awarding him two Purple Hearts at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington Friday, Dec. 22, 2006, as first lady.Laura Bush, second from left, and members of the Marine's family look on. Wilson is recovering from wounds suffered in Iraq.
Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island.....
LOL -- says it all, huh?
I saw your post onyx and would like to wish you and your family Merry Christmas!
To all those who served and are serving at home and abroad, know that you are in our prayers.
Happy Holiday and a very Merry Christmas
a Walter Reed BumP
I'm SO HAPPY you won! Bless you, sweetie. snugs is usually here shortly and she will take your toaster request. :)
Congratulations, haircutter! I lurk a lot too...just keeping up w/our President and his Laura via pictures is food for my soul. I'm going to have serious withdrawal pain in 2008.
Thank you, Bahbah. I wish you a Blessed and Happy Christams too! I must be hanging out with snugs a lot... I am naturally starting to say "Happy" Christmas instead of "Merry." :)
Merry Christmas, sissyjane! I wish the LAX players would have gotten better news today. I won't ruin this thread with further comment.
Only three days left.
Great pics. Thanks onyx.
Thank you, ((Blackirish)) --- I wish you and your family a Blessed and Happy Christmas too. I have been confining myself mostly to the Dose... I will help you fight the battles in the trenches "after" Christmas. It's not like I haven't seen the nasty posts. :)
You're most welcome. You're way ahead of me. I have not yet wrapped present number one...lol.
Thank you, Norm, and I sure echo your sentiments.
A Blessed and Happy Christmas to you and your family!
May God bless our brave troops!
That's a beautiful pic. Thanks for posting it.
Well, I'm here for moral support only..you'll have to ask W for help with that.LOL.
BTW, the look on the little girls faces during W's wrapping is priceless. :)
Their faces are so sweet. I almost selected one of their pics for the photo of the day, but decided to choose the pic of our brave soldier who looked most injured. Their sacrifices humble me and bring me to tears.
Her devoted husband has posted an update which y'all will find sad. Please post a message to her on the thread and keep her and her husband in your prayers.
kayak's update and prayer thread: CLICK HERE for post #242.
.. as if I were right there in the room with them. Yup. :)
One can't know -- unless TIME shows us the poseur's photo!
That is ONE heck of a superb photo.