Skip to comments.A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PRESIDENT BUSH...fabulous PHOTOS...01/10/09
Posted on 01/10/2009 4:01:13 PM PST by daisyscarlett
President George W. Bush and his family traveled to Norfolk VA today to participate in the commissioning ceremony of the George H.W. Bush (CVN 7) in Norfolk, Va. Vice President Cheney and Mrs. Cheney also attended this event.
TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH THE PRESIDENT GAVE. PLEASE READ. IT IS AWESOME.
SNIFF SNIFF This was the Presidents last scheduled flight on Air Force One as the sitting president
The President delivered his weekly radio address. In Focus: Defense.
You are welcome. I am so happy to see so many new faces on the Dose expressing their admiration of this fine man and his family.
It IS an awesome dose tonight. Thank you for the presentation. Did you know that AF1 is not considered AF1 until THE PRESIDENT OF THE USA walks aboard? Up until then, it’s considered a plane like any other plane. Same with Marine 1, I suppose. (learned from the History Channel).
Interesting that 41’s wings were placed under the structure at his library. Thanks for the info and the photo.
Hope it is still on. I am about to sign off from here to check it out.
I will miss President Bush and his family tremendously. Although I disagree with some of his economic decisions of late, I truly believe Bush is a fine man and thank him for keeping us safe.
Thank you again for the great work with these posts!
I watched this live (on C-Span - - - no talking heads). When the sailors started running up the stairs to board their new home I got pretty emotional, even tearing up.
It was at this moment that I realized our brave men and women deserve a CIC with the soul of both Bush 41 and 43.
And come January 20th, they will no longer have that.
I had to finally acknowledge that the CIC torch has been passed to someone who does not, cannot, appreciate the awesome responsibility and gift he has been given.
I will be back later tonight or tomorrow to post more photos if they appear.
DrDeb, thanks for the alert. I’m off to watch on C-Span.
Daisyscarlett, thank you for your work in bringing all the wonderful, wonderful pictures and explanations to us.
Like many here, I just get all teary eyed even thinking about Jan 20.
See you later.
Thank you for these wonderful pictures.
I cried today when they played “Hail To The Chief”. I can’t stand to think of it being played for that phoney about to be inaugurated.
I loved all of the pictures, daisy, but I have the most horrible lump in my throat.
Could not agree more....I refuse to watch anything involving the Kenyan - including the inauguration.
Actually I have not watched any news since election night.
Anything important will be well covered in this forum.
oh man, how can I watch this football game now when I’m crying!!!!
God Bless W and Laura
thanks, daisyscarlett, and all dose posters going back to the founder of the dose, whose name escapes me at the moment.
We will miss the current and former Bushes more than we can know right now.
Came to me. It was rintense who started this on the first day of President Bush’s term. It’s been continued by various faithful posters over the years and I thank you all.
RiV, I have to tell you--Mrs. exit82 and I just watched the C-Span rebroadcast.
And we had the exact same reaction as you--right down to the tears.
The new CiC is not worthy of these men and women.
OMG, the commissioning ceremony of the George H.W. Bush was wonderful and moving. Makes me so proud to be an American. My Dad was Navy so this was extra special for me....I can picture him looking so handsome in his Navy uniform. George H.W. Bush is a hero, a patriot and a decent, good man......and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.....our dear W..
Thanks again, DrDeb for the alert re C-Span repeat and Daisy for this wonderful Dose.
Now watching Gary Sinise....another patriot... with our troops......
It was very difficult to watch today’s ceremonies and meditate on what our country is going to lose in one more week.
Thank you, Daisy, for this fabulous collection of photos on a Saturday evening.
Thanks so much, daisy, for posting the Dose on this most momentous and unique day. You did a great job!
How special and historic: the first time a living former President has been aboard for the commissioning of the vessel in his name, and the current President in attendance is his son! I doubt the serendipity of this occasion will ever happen again in American history. How wonderful for
What a glorious day ... what a first class, exemplary, dutiful and patriotic family. God bless them all .. God bless George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush, whose sterling parentage produced such wonderful children, most notably our incredible leader for the last 7+ years, George W. Bush.
We have been so blessed that he was at the helm these last years. May they all always have fair winds and following seas.
God bless and protect the men and women of CVN 77 and their missions. Guide them always safely back to home base.
Fox News video of the event:
CPAN video of the event:
And, of course, the list of “lasts” for Pres. Bush is stacking up ... the last flight on Air Force One. Reality hurts.
It was so like them to visit and thank the crew. He and Laura are pure class.
(PS .. Don’t miss Gary Sinise on FNC now ... he’s a FANTASTIC supporter of our military .. and he’s showing his Iraq visits to the troops.)
It strikes right to the heart.