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Former president and first lady welcome soldiers home at DFW Airport
Star-Telegram ^ | Aug. 11, 2010 | N/A

Posted on 08/12/2010 6:12:20 AM PDT by Freeport

his was a different kind of shock and awe.

As 145 soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan walked through the double doors in Terminal D at DFW Airport on Wednesday for two weeks of R&R, they were greeted not only by their families, but by some special guests.

Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush joined 33 kids participating in the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee's SLANT 45 project to give service members perhaps the most memorable moment since the Welcome Home Heroes initiative started in November 2004.

"Today was one of the best, if not the best day we ever had," said Lt. Col. Patrick McAfee, who has overseen the program for the last three years. "It was phenomenal and the bottom line is that these service members had the shock of their lives. Kids being there gives special meaning to us soldiers, and the president and first lady were there just like regular people."

McAfee said that about 40 people, among them retirees and veterans, show up almost daily to help welcome home soldiers with ovations as they depart customs and enter the main terminal. More than 750,000 service members have been welcomed as part of the program, he said, and some purposely ask to reroute their return to the U.S. so they can come through DFW.

Hartsfield-Jackson International in Atlanta is the only other airport with a Welcome Home Heroes program.

(Excerpt) Read more at star-telegram.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bush; commanderinchief; georgebush; iraq; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; troops; welcomehome

1 posted on 08/12/2010 6:12:25 AM PDT by Freeport
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To: Freeport

Be careful. Zero, the great Narcissist, will get jealous.


2 posted on 08/12/2010 6:14:46 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Freeport

One word.......CLASS


3 posted on 08/12/2010 6:15:24 AM PDT by fredhead (Liberals think globally, reason rectally, act idiotically.)
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To: Freeport

I miss dubya.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 6:16:29 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: madison10

And the price of tea in China is going up... i.e. So what? Let him pound sand...


5 posted on 08/12/2010 6:16:35 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: madison10

Too busy planing Operation: Maximum Vacation!


6 posted on 08/12/2010 6:16:57 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya see how that turned out?)
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To: Freeport
And the price of tea in China is going up... i.e. So what? Let him pound sand...

...and may it stay in his panties forever.

7 posted on 08/12/2010 6:18:55 AM PDT by madison10
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To: fredhead
"One word.......CLASS"

Indeed... whether you like him or not, the man has class.

JW

8 posted on 08/12/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: fredhead

He also has a book coming out in November.


9 posted on 08/12/2010 6:20:09 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Freeport

10 posted on 08/12/2010 6:23:18 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Freeport
Bet an ice cream cone that we see Louis and Marie tripping all over themselves on the way to Martha's Vineyard for a photo-op with some troops somewhere.
11 posted on 08/12/2010 6:23:41 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Freeport
saw 43 and Laura in the front row of the Rangers/Yankees game last nite on the TV....sitting with buddy and new part owner of the Rangers Nolan Ryan.

She as always looks great.


12 posted on 08/12/2010 6:24:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: grobdriver
Keeping America safe for eight years is worth a lot...


13 posted on 08/12/2010 6:24:39 AM PDT by jessduntno (I wonder...how will third Manassas turn out?)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Nice photos! Laura always looks elegant.


14 posted on 08/12/2010 6:24:39 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vaquero

compare that with the image of Moochelle scowling while seated next to the French First Lady.. We really did take a huge step down when the mind numbed idiots voted for the Kenyan manchild.


15 posted on 08/12/2010 6:27:41 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: Vaquero

Great pic of W.

Kind of has that “miss me yet” look.


16 posted on 08/12/2010 6:28:46 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: newnhdad

FUBO and FUMO are human garbage.


17 posted on 08/12/2010 6:36:13 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - FUBO)
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To: Freeport

18 posted on 08/12/2010 6:37:49 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Freeport

A salute to a damn fine CIC.


19 posted on 08/12/2010 6:39:34 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Freeport

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2568997/posts

More pix...


20 posted on 08/12/2010 6:42:50 AM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/Bachmann 2012)
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To: Freeport

Damn, I really miss President Bush. The man was a real patriot, loved this country, and was all class. What a stark contrast to the spoiled, narcissistic Muslim man-child that the left wing media got elected in 2008. I wish George W. Bush could run for a third term. I know its popular on FR to bash the man, and he wasn’t perfect, but we had security and prosperity during his tenure. I think history will judge him to be an excellent president, and a fine man.


21 posted on 08/12/2010 6:46:38 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: grobdriver

I miss him too. We’ve been in such hell that it’s sort of a shock to see W and Laura and remember what it was like to not have an anti-American POTUS.


22 posted on 08/12/2010 6:47:48 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: grobdriver

Me too.


23 posted on 08/12/2010 6:49:03 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Freeport

The article said that there were only two welcome home projects in the US. I thought there was one in Maine. That would make three. Maine, Atlanta and Dallas.


24 posted on 08/12/2010 6:57:29 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Freeport

For whatever negative things Bush may have done he has overwhelmingly much more positive actions.

He loved our country, he had respect for those that would die for it, he will have a special place of respect by me.

Sadly the idiot in residence who hates whites and actually anyone else that won’t worship him is the most despicable despot America has ever elected and illegally passed through the process to be POTUS.

For the rest of my life I will continue to daily educate others of who, what and why Obama was shoved into office and the facts of how he failed to qualify, I hope the obots have plenty of stamina and Red Bull, cause its going to be a long bumpy ride trying to chase me down and to silence or re-educate me.


25 posted on 08/12/2010 6:57:39 AM PDT by Eye of Unk ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" G.Orwell)
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To: jessduntno


26 posted on 08/12/2010 6:59:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Freeport

More moving pictures of the Bushes greeting arriving soldiers. Made me tear up.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=253292&id=361997510504&ref=mf


27 posted on 08/12/2010 7:01:14 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Freeport

Sometimes pics say it all..


28 posted on 08/12/2010 7:06:08 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Aria
I miss him too. We’ve been in such hell that it’s sort of a shock to see W and Laura and remember what it was like to not have an anti-American POTUS.

AMEN to that. And, it wouldn't surprise me if at least a few sane Rats (if there are any left) at least privately miss him as well.

29 posted on 08/12/2010 7:06:08 AM PDT by Marathoner (891 days until Obama leaves office. Can the republic survive?)
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To: ScottinVA

That second picture just... I can’t say it. The guy in the white house is such a loser.

Love you, Mr. President (Bush)


30 posted on 08/12/2010 7:15:19 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Aria
what it was like to not have an anti-American POTUS

A shock indeed.

The only time I ever recall Democrats show up to greet our troops was to spit on them, and call them baby killers.

31 posted on 08/12/2010 7:26:52 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: ScottinVA

No kidding. One’s a man, the other is dressed up for Halloween.


32 posted on 08/12/2010 8:40:44 AM PDT by greatplains
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To: Freeport

GW Bush has class compared to the nimrod in the W.H. I miss him even though I don’t agree with his open borders philosophy and Laura Bush is very classy compared to BO’s wife MO. MO reminds me of these nappy ho’s.


33 posted on 08/12/2010 8:44:26 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: ScottinVA
All hat and no cattle.
34 posted on 08/12/2010 12:07:20 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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OMG!!! I was just thinking how great it would be if Pres Bush started doing more of these positive photo-ops.

I know that it is tradition for ex-presidents to stay out of politics out of respect, but there is really nothing against just getting out there and hanging out with the good people of this country.

BTW....when Obama get voted out.....do you really think that he is going to keep his mouth shut? It will be impossible for him to.


35 posted on 08/12/2010 12:20:48 PM PDT by Jayster
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To: kinsman redeemer

I still have that bumper sticker on my car...


36 posted on 08/12/2010 3:44:32 PM PDT by CatQuilt (Lover of cats =^..^= and quilts)
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