'Achievement of Courage'; Bush Honors Troops, Reads Letters of Fallen
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Bush yesterday urged Americans to remember the sacrifices of U.S. servicemen and women who died in uniform and to honor the memories of those killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"On this day, especially, our nation is grateful to the brave and fallen defenders of freedom," Mr. Bush said during a Memorial Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. "Today, we recall that liberty is always the achievement of courage."
Inside the cemetery's 83-year-old Memorial Amphitheater, near the Tomb of the Unknowns, Mr. Bush spoke to an audience of more than 5,000 that included Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including its chairman, Gen. Richard B. Myers; military veterans and the families of some of the soldiers …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Achievement of Courage'; Bush Honors Troops, Reads Letters of Fallen. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 27, 2003. Page number: A01. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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