Skip to comments.A Month in the life of George W. Bush (News and many Photos) September 2005
Posted on 09/05/2010 5:29:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
The month of September 2005 was a very busy month for President Bush after Katrina came on land at the Gulf coast and damaged the area. We see President Bush and First Lady Laura visiting New Orleans and other affected areas in Louisiana and Mississippi to comfort the victims of the hurricane and bring aid
The country lost Chief Justice William Renquist who passed away on September 3, 2005
President Bush nominated Judge Roberts to become the next Chief Supreme Court Justice. On September 29th Justice Roberts was sworn in as the 20th? Supreme Court Chief Justice.
President Bush remembered 9/11 heroes at a Medal of Valor ceremony. He also met with several foreign leaders and addressed the Useless Nations
For the quote of the month I have chosen President Bushs Remarks which he gave at the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Service on September 16, 2005
THE PRESIDENT: On this Day of Prayer and Remembrance, our nation remains in the shadow of a storm that departed two weeks ago. We're humbled by the vast and indifferent might of nature, and feel small beside its power. We commend the departed to God. We mourn with those who mourn, and we ask for strength in the work ahead.
The destruction is immense, covering a city, a coastline, a region. Yet the hurt always comes down to one life, one family. We've seen the panic of loved ones separated from each other, the lonely pain of people whose earthly possessions were swept away, and the uncertainty of men and women and children driven away from the lives they knew. Many did not survive the fury of the storm. Many who did ask, why -- and wonder, what comes next.
In this hour of suffering, we're prayerful. In a wounded region, so many placed their faith in a God who hears and helps. And so many are bringing their grief to a Savior acquainted with grief. Our nation joins with them to pray for comfort and sorrow, for the reunion of separated families, and a holy rest for the ones who died.
Through prayer we look for ways to understand the arbitrary harm left by this storm, and the mystery of undeserved suffering. And in our search we're reminded that God's purposes are sometimes impossible to know here on Earth. Yet even as we're humbled by forces we cannot explain, we take comfort in the knowledge that no one is ever stranded beyond God's care. The Creator of wind and water is also the source of even a greater power -- a love that can redeem the worst tragedy, a love that is stronger than death.
In this hour of suffering, our nation is thankful. We have been inspired by acts of courage and goodness: Coast Guardsmen and military personnel reaching out of helicopters and lifting victims from rooftops; firefighters wading through mud and debris to search for victims and survivors; doctors and nurses defying danger so their patients might live. Many of those who saved others lost their own homes and were separated from their own families. And many stories of heroism and rescue will never be told because they are known to God alone.
We're thankful for a spirit seen across the Gulf Coast that faces the worst and chooses to hope. We're thankful, as well, for the many ordinary citizens who heard the cries of neighbors and answered them. Across the country, Americans saw the hungry and gave them something to eat; saw the thirsty and gave them something to drink; saw strangers and invited them in. One man who was rescued and given shelter after the storm said, "I didn't think there was so much love in the world."
In this hour of suffering, our nation is also mindful of the work ahead. Through this tragedy great duties have come to our nation. The destruction of this hurricane was beyond any human power to control, but the restoration of broken communities and disrupted lives now rests in our hands. And we accept this responsibility not as a burden or a chore, but as an opportunity to serve our fellow Americans, as they would do for us.
This task will measure our unity as a people. Americans of every race and religion were touched by this storm; yet some of the greatest hardship fell upon citizens already facing lives of struggle -- the elderly, the vulnerable, and the poor. And this poverty has roots in generations of segregation and discrimination that closed many doors of opportunity. As we clear away the debris of a hurricane, let us also clear away the legacy of inequality. Let us deliver new hope to communities that were suffering before the storm. As we rebuild homes and businesses, we will renew our promise as a land of equality and decency. And one day, Americans will look back at the response to Hurricane Katrina and say that our country grew not only in prosperity, but in character and justice.
On this National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, we pledge ourselves to the demanding work of revival, and renew the faith and hope that will carry that work to completion. In the worst of storms, and in the rush of flood waters, even the strongest faith can be tested. Yet the Scriptures assure us, "many waters cannot quench love; neither can the floods drown it."
So now we go forward, confident in the good heart of America, and trusting that even among the ruins, the love of God remains at work.
May God bless and keep the souls of the lost. May His love touch all those in need, and may He always watch over the United States of America. God bless.
Photos of the month
President George W. Bush embraces one of the hundreds of family and friends who gathered on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, during the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Award Ceremony, in honor of the courage and commitment of emergency services personnel who died on Sept. 11, 2001. White House photo by Paul Morse
Laura Bush is greeted by three youngsters upon her arrival Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, to "Operation Compassion" at George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson
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Standing with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush discusses the plans to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina in the Oval Office Sept. 1, 2005. "We're working hard to repair the breaches in the levees. Federal, state, and local agencies are also cooperating to sustain life," President Bush. "That means getting food and water to those who are stranded. Medical personnel and local officials are helping hospital patients and people gathered in the Superdome to evacuate." White House photo by Paul Morse
President George W. Bush signs legislation in the Oval Office Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, to provide 10.5 billion dollars in relief aid for the areas along the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Katrina. Congress approved the bill late Thursday. White House photo by Paul Morse
The make-me-cry-post-of-the-day. :) Thanks.
President George W. Bush and Secretary Michael Chertoff of the Department of Homeland Security, brief the media Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, on disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The President left the White House afterwards to fly to the stricken area. White House photo by Paul Morse
President George W. Bush and Michael Chertoff, Secretary of Homeland Security, talk with the media Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, on the South Lawn of the White House. The President briefed the press on hurricane disaster relief before departing for a tour of the Gulf Coast area hit by Hurricane Katrina. White House photo by Paul Morse
This made me cry.
God bless President George W. Bush and thank you for all you did for our country.
This made me cry.
God bless President George W. Bush and thank you for all you did for our country.
I am sorry I double posted
but HE deserves our thanks as many time as we can give it
You’re are welcome :)
You are very welcome and don’t worry about the double post. Notice I posted the ping list twice
President George W. Bush spends a moment with a Patrick Wright during his walking tour Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, of Biloxi, Miss. "You know, there's a lot of sadness, of course," said the President of the devastated area. "But there's also a spirit here in Mississippi that is uplifting." White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush embraces victims of Hurricane Katrina Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, during his tour of the Biloxi, Miss., area. " The President told residents that he had come down to look at the damage first hand and to tell the "good people of this part of the world that the federal government is going to help." White House photo by Eric Draper
President George W. Bush comforts Bronwynne Bassier, right, and her sister Kim after landing in Biloxi, Miss., Friday Sept. 2, 2005, as part of his tour of the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Gulf Coast. Their family lost everything in the wake of the devastating storm. White House photo by Eric Draper
Hey Kaslin guess what I reading Tony Blair book even Blair was very impressed with W
Tony Blair supported President Bush very much. He was with him all the way. Did you read what they did to him in Ireland? They threw eggs at him
The irony is that he will leave the American Black twisting in the wind while he vacations somewhere far away from us 'bitter-clingers' and yet they will approve & approve & approve of his job performance, simply because Race is Thicker than Sanity.
I miss him so much...are all dems Plastic?
I watching BBC world news on Verzion Fios channel yeah I hear I notice that Brit papers and Brit public want him apolgize handling the Iraq war
I don’t get that Brits papers are like wusses
Oh my, you have experienced quite a few hurricanes. My son has been in a hurricane a few years ago in Florida. He was visiting a friend in Pensacola. He was scared to death. I have never been in a hurricane or a tornado
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