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A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 11-26-08
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Posted on 11/26/2008 5:10:40 PM PST by silent_jonny

Today President Bush took part in the 61st National Thanksgiving Turkey Ceremony in the White House Rose Garden. (Transcript)

This is my final Thanksgiving as the President. Over the past eight years, I have been given many reasons to be thankful. I'm thankful to our men and women in uniform and I am incredibly proud to have been their Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.) I am thankful for the armies of compassion volunteers who feed the hungry and shelter the poor. I am thankful for the teachers and nurses and pastors police officers and firefighters, and others who serve their neighbors and better their communities.

I'm thankful for the wonderful and supporting family that I have been blessed with. I'm grateful to Laura for her love. I'm grateful for two Thanksgiving miracles who were blessed -- who we were blessed with 27 years ago: Barbara and Jenna. I'm thankful for the fact that my mother is doing well. (Applause.) And this year we're looking forward to having another place at our Thanksgiving table with a son-in-law, and I'm thankful for Henry.

President & Mrs. Bush and their daughter Barbara departed the White House this afternoon for Camp David, where they will stay this Thanksgiving weekend.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a news conference at the State Department in Washington.

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President Bush: This is an election year, so it is fitting that the names of these two birds were chosen through the democratic process. After a long, drawn out election season, when the people finally spoke, the name of the ticket sent here to the White House was Pumpkin and Pecan. (Laughter and applause.) Pumpkin is right there. (Laughter.) Pecan is in an undisclosed location. (Laughter.)

Photo of the Day:

President George W. Bush gathers with children and National Turkey Federation officials as he pardons "Pumpkin", the 2008 Thanksgiving turkey, during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington November 26, 2008.

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1 posted on 11/26/2008 5:10:40 PM PST by silent_jonny
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Please Pray for President Bush & Our Nation

And Please Continue to Pray for Snugs and her Dad

Please wait for the "All Clear" before posting or reposting pictures and graphics.


2 posted on 11/26/2008 5:11:59 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

Hello!


3 posted on 11/26/2008 5:12:15 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: silent_jonny

Hi!!


4 posted on 11/26/2008 5:14:11 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: silent_jonny

Happy Thanksgiving!
:)


5 posted on 11/26/2008 5:14:16 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: Majie Purple
You won! :)

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6 posted on 11/26/2008 5:15:45 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: Majie Purple; silent_jonny

You won!

The silly clapping turkey has me cracking up.


7 posted on 11/26/2008 5:16:58 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: retrokitten

Hi! Happy Thanksgiving :)


8 posted on 11/26/2008 5:17:12 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

Cute name for the pardoned turkey!
& Cute pic too!


9 posted on 11/26/2008 5:17:31 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: retrokitten

LOL!!


10 posted on 11/26/2008 5:17:44 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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An unidentified White House staffer corrals 'Pumpkin' the turkey prior to the Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.


Pumpkin, the 2008 national Thanksgiving turkey, is pictured before being pardoned by U.S. President George W. Bush during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, November 26, 2008.



"Pumpkin", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is surrounded by the media moments before U.S. President George W. Bush pardons him in the Rose Garden of the White House, November 26, 2008. Pumpkin will travel to Disneyland later today to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in California.

11 posted on 11/26/2008 5:18:45 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi! Happy Thanksgiving Everyone at Freerepublic! Have a great weekend!


12 posted on 11/26/2008 5:19:02 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush walks from the Colonnade to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, for the Pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey ceremony.


President George W. Bush speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, during a ceremony to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin.

President Bush: Thank you, all. Please be seated. Welcome to the Rose Garden for the pardoning of the National Thanksgiving Turkey.

This is a tradition that dates back to the presidency of Harry Truman. Just to be safe, I will be pardoning a second bird -- (laughter) -- in the unlikely event the main act chickens out. (Laughter.) Turkeys are not only the ones on edge this morning -- you see, it turns out the Rose Garden is Barney's turf. (Laughter.) So the press corps is a little nervous, as well. (Laughter.)


13 posted on 11/26/2008 5:20:07 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

Hi and thanks for the ping. I am watching Air Force One as I type. I am also recording it


14 posted on 11/26/2008 5:20:44 PM PST by Kaslin (0bama was not elected. He was instead selected by the MSM)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush speaks before granting a pardon to a turkey named Pumpkin during the annual White House Turkey Presidential Pardon presentation in the Rose Garden at the White House November 26, 2008 in Washington, DC.


President Bush: This is an election year, so it is fitting that the names of these two birds were chosen through the democratic process. After a long, drawn out election season, when the people finally spoke, the name of the ticket sent here to the White House was Pumpkin and Pecan. (Laughter and applause.) Pumpkin is right there. (Laughter.) Pecan is in an undisclosed location. (Laughter.)

Pumpkin and Pecan have an exciting trip ahead of them: Later today, they will fly to Disneyland aboard "Turkey One." (Laughter.) Pumpkin will be the honorary Grand Marshal of Disneyland's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Together these birds will gobble the rest of their days in "The Happiest Place on Earth." I just hope they stay humble there. (Laughter.)


15 posted on 11/26/2008 5:21:48 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

Yea!
I love trying for T’s, especially on Your Dose Day’s!!

This makes #11!!!!!!!!!!!

OH! Speaking of Cuteness!! T Y!
LOL!
:)
I’m posing my gif gift find after “all clear.”


16 posted on 11/26/2008 5:22:05 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush speaks before granting a pardon to a turkey named Pumpkin during the annual White House Turkey Presidential Pardon presentation in the Rose Garden at the White House November 26, 2008 in Washington, DC.


President Bush: This is my final Thanksgiving as the President. Over the past eight years, I have been given many reasons to be thankful. I'm thankful to our men and women in uniform and I am incredibly proud to have been their Commander-in-Chief. (Applause.) I am thankful for the armies of compassion volunteers who feed the hungry and shelter the poor. I am thankful for the teachers and nurses and pastors police officers and firefighters, and others who serve their neighbors and better their communities.

I'm thankful for the wonderful and supporting family that I have been blessed with. I'm grateful to Laura for her love. I'm grateful for two Thanksgiving miracles who were blessed -- who we were blessed with 27 years ago: Barbara and Jenna. I'm thankful for the fact that my mother is doing well. (Applause.) And this year we're looking forward to having another place at our Thanksgiving table with a son-in-law, and I'm thankful for Henry.

Most of all, I thank the American people for the tremendous privilege of serving as the President. In recent weeks, I've talked a lot about sprinting to the finish. Yet I've assured these turkeys they will not be trotting to their finish. (Laughter.) That's because in keeping with a longstanding tradition, Pumpkin and Pecan are hereby granted a full and unconditional -- unconditional presidential pardon.

I wish all Americans a happy Thanksgiving, and may God bless you. (Applause.)


17 posted on 11/26/2008 5:23:02 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny; retrokitten

Yup! Thanks!
I know,lol!
Me too!
:)


18 posted on 11/26/2008 5:24:03 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: silent_jonny

Great & Touching speech by Pres. B.!


19 posted on 11/26/2008 5:25:15 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush stands next to turkey farmer Nathan Hill, (R), and Paul Hill (L), Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, of Ellsworth, Iowa, after he pardons "Pumpkin," the National Thanksgiving Turkey in the Rose Garden of the White House, November 26, 2008. Pumpkin will travel to Disneyland later today to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in California.



20 posted on 11/26/2008 5:25:29 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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President George W. Bush stands with turkey farmer Nathan Hill, right, after pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin, center, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washignton.


President George W. Bush stands between Paul Hill, left, of the National Turkey Federation, and his son, Nathan Hill during the pardoning of the Thanksgiving turkey Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House. This year marked the 61st anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation and Pardoning. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

21 posted on 11/26/2008 5:27:30 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

Happy Thanksgiving!

Why do they put all the shows I want to watch on at the same time? West Side Story is on, too. Singing and dancing teen gangs and Natalie Wood!


22 posted on 11/26/2008 5:28:13 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: silent_jonny

Nice Thanksgiving decor outside.


23 posted on 11/26/2008 5:28:25 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush stands next to turkey farmer Nathan Hill (R) of Ellworth, Iowa, after he pardons "Pumpkin", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, November 26, 2008.



24 posted on 11/26/2008 5:28:47 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: tallyhoe

Happy Thanksgiving, tallyhoe!


25 posted on 11/26/2008 5:28:56 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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27 posted on 11/26/2008 5:32:15 PM PST by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush pardons "Pumpkin", the 2008 Thanksgiving turkey during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, November 26, 2008. Alongside Bush is National Turkey Federation Chairman Paul Hill (L) and his son, turkey farmer Nathan Hill (R) who raised Pumpkin.


President George W. Bush stands with three generations of the Hill family who raised "Pumpkin", the National Thanksgiving Turkey on their Ellsworth, Ohio farm, after the President gave officially pardoned the bird on November 26, 2008 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

28 posted on 11/26/2008 5:34:00 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: retrokitten

The History Channel will repeat these two shows tonight:

12:00 AM Eastern time

Secret Access: Air Force One:

Viewers will go where only the most elite insiders from the highest levels of the US government are allowed—on board Air Force One. Discover what makes this uniquely modified Boeing 747 faster, more secure, more comfortable and more capable than any other comparable plane. Take a 20,000-mile voyage through the heart of Africa and join the crew and privileged passengers on one of Air Force One’s most challenging missions.
TVPG

01:00 AM Eastern

The White House: Behind Closed Doors:

The White House is at all times many different things. It’s a museum where tourists come to see our country’s history, a place of business where some of the greatest decisions of democracy have been made and, to the families of 41 Presidents, it has also been a home. The White House is perhaps the most photographed location in all of the United States of America but those images are mostly from the outside looking in. Now, President and Mrs. Bush invite viewers to join them on the first in-depth televised tour of this grand residence since Jacqueline Kennedy invited cameras inside in 1962. President and Mrs. Bush share their own personal insights and what it has been like to live in this historical house. In addition, special guests, brothers Leslie and Leigh Keno, well known from television’s Antiques Roadshow, join Mrs. Bush to offer their insight and engaging curiosity to the journey.
TVPG


29 posted on 11/26/2008 5:36:44 PM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush stand with the Hill family who raised "Pumpkin", the National Thanksgiving Turkey who recieved an official Presidential pardon from the president November 26, 2008 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.



30 posted on 11/26/2008 5:36:59 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: maica

Thank you!


31 posted on 11/26/2008 5:37:42 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: silent_jonny

Happy Thanksgiving!


32 posted on 11/26/2008 5:39:22 PM PST by Earthdweller (Socialism makes you feel better about oppressing people.....)
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush pardons a turkey named Pumpkin during the annual White House Turkey Presidential Pardon presentation in the Rose Garden at the White House November 26, 2008 in Washington, DC.




33 posted on 11/26/2008 5:41:13 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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I'm sooo bummed. I voted on the names, and did not vote for Pumpkin & Pecan... :(
34 posted on 11/26/2008 5:41:44 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear (Get Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: silent_jonny

"Pumpkin", the National Thanksgiving Turkey, is surrounded by students from Cloverly Elementary School in Silver Spring, Maryland, after U.S. President George W. Bush pardoned him in the Rose Garden of the White House, November 26, 2008. Pumpkin will travel to Disneyland later today to participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in California.



Young members of the Rose Garden audience gather around Pumpkin, the National Thanksgiving Turkey, after it was officially pardoned by President George W. Bush during festivities Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

35 posted on 11/26/2008 5:44:44 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: SnarlinCubBear
I think I voted for Pumpkin and Pecan.

or was it Popcorn and Cranberry?

36 posted on 11/26/2008 5:45:46 PM PST by Kaslin (0bama was not elected. He was instead selected by the MSM)
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To: silent_jonny

OH MAN I going watch History channel on that
Hey how Barbara Bush Sr she is okay


37 posted on 11/26/2008 5:46:08 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush waves after pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey, Pumpkin, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.


In this image released by Disneyland, Pumpkin the turkey is greeted by Jack Valentino, 3, from Easton, Conn., before boarding a flight at Dulles International Airport following the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008. Pumpkin and his alternate Pecan are being flown to Disneyland where they will participate in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and live out their lives in a special area inside Frontierland.

38 posted on 11/26/2008 5:47:12 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice listens to a question from a reporter during a news conference at the State Department in Washington November 26, 2008.



Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice fields a question during a news conference at the State Department in Washington November 26, 2008.

39 posted on 11/26/2008 5:49:17 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: SevenofNine

I read on Fox News that she had to have surgery for a perforated ulcer, but is doing well.


40 posted on 11/26/2008 5:50:24 PM PST by retrokitten (I want to rock your gypsy soul, just like way back in the days of old- Into the Mystic)
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To: silent_jonny

Cool place to live out thier days...Frontierland @ Disney Land!
Coushshville!


41 posted on 11/26/2008 5:50:56 PM PST by Majie Purple
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To: silent_jonny

President George W. Bush, First Lady Laura Bush and daughter Barbara walk to Marine One for the trip to the Camp David Presidential retreat where they will spend the long Thanksgiving weekend




42 posted on 11/26/2008 5:52:15 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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President George W. Bush, his wife Laura and their daughter Barbara, depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, for Camp David, Md.



43 posted on 11/26/2008 5:53:23 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: retrokitten

Okay that cool I watching Greta last night saw breaking news story


44 posted on 11/26/2008 5:54:05 PM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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President George W. Bush waves prior to boarding Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, prior to departing to Camp David, Md.


President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, and their daughter Barbara, on board Marine One, depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, Camp David, Md.

45 posted on 11/26/2008 5:54:36 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

As Jan. 20 draws ever closer I have been reading this thread more & more often. Many thanks to all of you who bring us these wonderful pictures and stories.


46 posted on 11/26/2008 5:54:59 PM PST by MozartLover (Proud mom of a Wisconsin National Guardsman.)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, I voted Popcorn and Cranberry too. :(


47 posted on 11/26/2008 5:56:28 PM PST by SnarlinCubBear (Get Sarcasma - Comforting relief from the use of irony, mocking and conveying contempt)
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To: Kaslin; All
Here are some late White House photos from yesterday. Thanks to Kaslin for finding and sorting through these :)


President George W. Bush acknowledges his audience as he enters the staging area Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Fort Campbell, Ky., home of the 101st Airborne. The President told the troops, “We are blessed to have defenders of such character and courage.” “I’m grateful to the families who serve by your side. And I will always be thankful for the honor of having served as the Commander-in-Chief.” White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush waves to the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, after being introduced on stage during aThanksgiving visit. Said the President, “Over the past seven years, folks from this base have done exactly what they were trained to do.” “You have taken the battle of the terrorists overseas so we do not have to face them here in the United States. You have helped counter the hateful ideology of tyranny and terror with a more hopeful vision of justice and liberty. You’re part of the great ideological struggle of our time. With the soldiers of Fort Campbell out front, the forces of freedom and liberty will prevail.” White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush addresses the troopsTuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, during his visit to Fort Campbell, Ky. “In Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond, our men and women in uniform have done everything we have asked of them and more,” said the President. “You’ve earned the thanks of every American.” White House photo by Eric Draper

48 posted on 11/26/2008 5:57:20 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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To: silent_jonny

As I wished to You...Happy Thanksgiving to The President;F L Laura & Bush Fam,too...

Rest well too & eat well...All well deserved!!!


49 posted on 11/26/2008 5:58:17 PM PST by Majie Purple
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A soldier listens to President George W. Bush as he addresses an estimated audience of 7,500 military personnel, family members of soldiers and wounded warriors Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, at Fort Campbell, Ky. White House photo by Eric Draper


President George W. Bush greets his audience Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008, after addressing the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky. Said the President, “I’m honored to be with the Screaming Eagles of the 101st Airborne; the Night Stalkers of the 160th; the Green Berets of the 5th Special Forces Group, all members of the Fort Campbell community. You are part of the finest military in the world. I have one word for you: Hooah!” White House photo by Eric Draper

50 posted on 11/26/2008 6:00:09 PM PST by silent_jonny (Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy -- Psalm 126:5)
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