George W. Bush Presidential Library

George W. Bush Presidential Library The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Open to the public May 1, 2013.
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Likes do not equal endorsement. The Library and Museum provides an unmatched resource for the study of the life and career of the nation’s 43rd President, while also promoting a better understanding of the Presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. In the Museum, visitors can explore exhibits that examine the important issues and events of President George W. Bush's Administration, while immersing yourself in the Presidential decision-making process through unique interactive multimedia.

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“I also am honored to be here at this place of compassion and healing on Memorial Day Weekend. It's a weekend which give...
05/25/2021

“I also am honored to be here at this place of compassion and healing on Memorial Day Weekend. It's a weekend which gives us a chance to honor those who have served this country, whether it be in this war or in previous wars.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Cpl. Ryan T. Dion of Manchester, #Connecticut, after awarding him a Purple Heart, May 25, 2007, during a visit to the National Naval Medical Center in #Bethesda, #Maryland, where the Marine is recovering from wounds received in Operation Iraqi Freedom. With them are Cpl. Dion's parents, Thomas and Patricia Dion, and brother, Justin. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

#MemorialDay #OperationIraqiFreedom #PurpleHeart #GeorgeWBush

“I also am honored to be here at this place of compassion and healing on Memorial Day Weekend. It's a weekend which gives us a chance to honor those who have served this country, whether it be in this war or in previous wars.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Cpl. Ryan T. Dion of Manchester, #Connecticut, after awarding him a Purple Heart, May 25, 2007, during a visit to the National Naval Medical Center in #Bethesda, #Maryland, where the Marine is recovering from wounds received in Operation Iraqi Freedom. With them are Cpl. Dion's parents, Thomas and Patricia Dion, and brother, Justin. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian.

#MemorialDay #OperationIraqiFreedom #PurpleHeart #GeorgeWBush

“We believe it is a tragedy of history that in the Middle East -- which gave the world great gifts of law and science an...
05/24/2021

“We believe it is a tragedy of history that in the Middle East -- which gave the world great gifts of law and science and faith -- so many have been held back by lawless tyranny and fanaticism. We believe that when all Middle Eastern peoples are finally allowed to live and think and work and worship as free men and women, they will reclaim the greatness of their own heritage. And when that day comes, the bitterness and burning hatreds that feed terrorism will fade and die away. America and all the world will be safer when hope has returned to the Middle East.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on Iraq and the War on Terror at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, May 24, 2004.

@USAWC #ArmyWarCollege

“We believe it is a tragedy of history that in the Middle East -- which gave the world great gifts of law and science and faith -- so many have been held back by lawless tyranny and fanaticism. We believe that when all Middle Eastern peoples are finally allowed to live and think and work and worship as free men and women, they will reclaim the greatness of their own heritage. And when that day comes, the bitterness and burning hatreds that feed terrorism will fade and die away. America and all the world will be safer when hope has returned to the Middle East.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on Iraq and the War on Terror at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, May 24, 2004.

@USAWC #ArmyWarCollege

Delivering an address at The Small Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia on May 7, 2005, during the 60th anniversary week of WWII, ...
05/07/2021

Delivering an address at The Small Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia on May 7, 2005, during the 60th anniversary week of WWII, President George W. Bush tells the story of Latvian sailors on eight freighters who disobeyed orders from a puppet government and remained at sea to help the U.S. Merchant Marines during the war.

“By the end of the war, six of the Latvian ships had been sunk, and more than half the sailors had been lost,” said President Bush. “Nearly all of the survivors settled in America, and became citizens we were proud to call our own.” White House photo by Krisanne Johnson.

Delivering an address at The Small Guild Hall in Riga, Latvia on May 7, 2005, during the 60th anniversary week of WWII, President George W. Bush tells the story of Latvian sailors on eight freighters who disobeyed orders from a puppet government and remained at sea to help the U.S. Merchant Marines during the war.

“By the end of the war, six of the Latvian ships had been sunk, and more than half the sailors had been lost,” said President Bush. “Nearly all of the survivors settled in America, and became citizens we were proud to call our own.” White House photo by Krisanne Johnson.

“The victory of General Ignacio Zaragoza and his #Mexican troops over the superior French forces at the Battle of Puebla...
05/05/2021

“The victory of General Ignacio Zaragoza and his #Mexican troops over the superior French forces at the Battle of Puebla served as a stirring reminder of the determination to win the fight for #Mexico's freedom from foreign intervention. The Cinco de Mayo display of courage and purpose is a source of pride for all freedom-loving people.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush greets dancers before their performance during Cinco De Mayo festivities at the White House May 4, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#CincodeMayo

“The victory of General Ignacio Zaragoza and his #Mexican troops over the superior French forces at the Battle of Puebla served as a stirring reminder of the determination to win the fight for #Mexico's freedom from foreign intervention. The Cinco de Mayo display of courage and purpose is a source of pride for all freedom-loving people.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush greets dancers before their performance during Cinco De Mayo festivities at the White House May 4, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper.

#CincodeMayo

“In our meeting we agreed that momentous changes in the world call on us to forge a new relationship between our two cou...
04/25/2021

“In our meeting we agreed that momentous changes in the world call on us to forge a new relationship between our two countries -- a strengthened partnership that builds on our past partnership, meets today's challenges, and embraces the opportunities our nations will face in the next sixty years.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to his ranch in #Crawford, #Texas, April 25, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer.

#bluebonnets #GeorgeWBush

“In our meeting we agreed that momentous changes in the world call on us to forge a new relationship between our two countries -- a strengthened partnership that builds on our past partnership, meets today's challenges, and embraces the opportunities our nations will face in the next sixty years.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush welcomes Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to his ranch in #Crawford, #Texas, April 25, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer.

#bluebonnets #GeorgeWBush

“During the fighting in Iraq, tank commanders sent word that they needed better ways to protect the Abrams exhaust syste...
04/24/2021

“During the fighting in Iraq, tank commanders sent word that they needed better ways to protect the Abrams exhaust systems from enemy fire. During the battle, word came back from #Iraq, right here to Lima. And so #engineers and #machinists, #pipefitters and #welders and #packers and transportation specialists of this plant went straight to work. Within a week, you had a new part designed and manufactured and the first kits to deal with that problem shipped to Iraq. When our #soldiers and #Marines needed you most, when the pressure was on, you came through. And #America is grateful."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush addresses employees of the Lima #Army Tank Plant, where the Abrams M1A2 #tank is built, in #Lima, #Ohio, April 24, 2003. "I'm here to thank you all for your service to our country, and thank you for the vital contribution you have made to peace and freedom," said the President in his remarks. "And each of you have had a part in this mission. Each of you are a part to making sure this country is strong enough to keep the peace." White House photo by Paul Morse.

“During the fighting in Iraq, tank commanders sent word that they needed better ways to protect the Abrams exhaust systems from enemy fire. During the battle, word came back from #Iraq, right here to Lima. And so #engineers and #machinists, #pipefitters and #welders and #packers and transportation specialists of this plant went straight to work. Within a week, you had a new part designed and manufactured and the first kits to deal with that problem shipped to Iraq. When our #soldiers and #Marines needed you most, when the pressure was on, you came through. And #America is grateful."
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush addresses employees of the Lima #Army Tank Plant, where the Abrams M1A2 #tank is built, in #Lima, #Ohio, April 24, 2003. "I'm here to thank you all for your service to our country, and thank you for the vital contribution you have made to peace and freedom," said the President in his remarks. "And each of you have had a part in this mission. Each of you are a part to making sure this country is strong enough to keep the peace." White House photo by Paul Morse.

“Dr. DeBakey has an impressive resume, but his truest legacy is not inscribed on a medal or etched into stone. It is wri...
04/23/2021

“Dr. DeBakey has an impressive resume, but his truest legacy is not inscribed on a medal or etched into stone. It is written on the human heart. His legacy is the unlost hours with family and friends who are still with us because of his healing touch. His legacy is grandparents who lived to see their grandchildren. His legacy is holding the fragile and sacred gift of human life in his hands -- and returning it unbroken.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush presents the Congressional Gold Medal to famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey during a ceremony April 23, 2008, at the U.S. Capitol. Said the President, "For nearly a hundred years, our country has been blessed with the endless talents and dedication of Dr. Michael DeBakey. And he has dedicated his career to a truly noble ambition -- bettering the life of his fellow man." White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

Dr. Michael DeBakey
September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008

“Dr. DeBakey has an impressive resume, but his truest legacy is not inscribed on a medal or etched into stone. It is written on the human heart. His legacy is the unlost hours with family and friends who are still with us because of his healing touch. His legacy is grandparents who lived to see their grandchildren. His legacy is holding the fragile and sacred gift of human life in his hands -- and returning it unbroken.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush presents the Congressional Gold Medal to famed heart surgeon Dr. Michael Ellis DeBakey during a ceremony April 23, 2008, at the U.S. Capitol. Said the President, "For nearly a hundred years, our country has been blessed with the endless talents and dedication of Dr. Michael DeBakey. And he has dedicated his career to a truly noble ambition -- bettering the life of his fellow man." White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

Dr. Michael DeBakey
September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008

“The Secretary's trip made it clear that our nation thinks beyond the short-term, that we're serious when we talk about ...
04/18/2021

“The Secretary's trip made it clear that our nation thinks beyond the short-term, that we're serious when we talk about two states living side by side, and that we're laying the foundations for #peace, the structures necessary to get to peace. Progress is being made toward our vision. In order for that vision to be achieved, leaders must take responsibility, leaders in the region must be responsible citizens for a peaceful world.”
- President George W. Bush

President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell discuss the Middle East situation from the Oval Office, April 18, 2002. White House photo by Paul Morse.

#Israel #Palestine #MiddleEast #GeorgeWBush #ColinPowell

“The Secretary's trip made it clear that our nation thinks beyond the short-term, that we're serious when we talk about two states living side by side, and that we're laying the foundations for #peace, the structures necessary to get to peace. Progress is being made toward our vision. In order for that vision to be achieved, leaders must take responsibility, leaders in the region must be responsible citizens for a peaceful world.”
- President George W. Bush

President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell discuss the Middle East situation from the Oval Office, April 18, 2002. White House photo by Paul Morse.

#Israel #Palestine #MiddleEast #GeorgeWBush #ColinPowell

“For the sake of the security of this country and for the sake of peace in this world, the United States must maintain e...
04/16/2021

“For the sake of the security of this country and for the sake of peace in this world, the United States must maintain every advantage in weaponry and technology and intelligence. Our edge in warfare comes, in part, because of the American spirit of enterprise -- great companies such as Boeing, great workers such as yourselves.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers remarks at the Boeing F-18 Production Facility in St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 2003. White House photo by Eric Draper.

“For the sake of the security of this country and for the sake of peace in this world, the United States must maintain every advantage in weaponry and technology and intelligence. Our edge in warfare comes, in part, because of the American spirit of enterprise -- great companies such as Boeing, great workers such as yourselves.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush delivers remarks at the Boeing F-18 Production Facility in St. Louis, Mo., April 16, 2003. White House photo by Eric Draper.

“My attitude about rural America is -- from the presidential perspective -- is that if we can make the economy strong, #...
04/15/2021

“My attitude about rural America is -- from the presidential perspective -- is that if we can make the economy strong, #rural #America will benefit. It's hard to talk about the health of rural America unless the overall economy is growing.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush gives remarks on the economy and tax relief in Des Moines, #Iowa, April 15, 2004. White House photo by Paul Morse.

#DesMoines

“My attitude about rural America is -- from the presidential perspective -- is that if we can make the economy strong, #rural #America will benefit. It's hard to talk about the health of rural America unless the overall economy is growing.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush gives remarks on the economy and tax relief in Des Moines, #Iowa, April 15, 2004. White House photo by Paul Morse.

#DesMoines

“With a single sentence, Thomas Jefferson changed the history of the world. After countless centuries when the powerful ...
04/14/2021

“With a single sentence, Thomas Jefferson changed the history of the world. After countless centuries when the powerful and the privileged governed as they pleased, Jefferson proclaimed as a self-evident truth that liberty was a right given to all people by an Almighty.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush thanks the Virginia Gentlemen, an a ca****la vocal ensemble of the University of Virginia, following their performance April 14, 2008, in the East Room of the White House, during a reception in honor of the 265th birthday of former President Thomas Jefferson. White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

#HappyBirthday #ThomasJefferson

“With a single sentence, Thomas Jefferson changed the history of the world. After countless centuries when the powerful and the privileged governed as they pleased, Jefferson proclaimed as a self-evident truth that liberty was a right given to all people by an Almighty.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush thanks the Virginia Gentlemen, an a ca****la vocal ensemble of the University of Virginia, following their performance April 14, 2008, in the East Room of the White House, during a reception in honor of the 265th birthday of former President Thomas Jefferson. White House photo by Chris Greenberg.

#HappyBirthday #ThomasJefferson

“Ours is an amazing country where a young #soldier can be wounded on the battlefield and four days later be receiving th...
04/12/2021

“Ours is an amazing country where a young #soldier can be wounded on the battlefield and four days later be receiving the best health care possible. This country is dedicated to our #military, we try to provide the very best we can. And here at Bethesda, at Walter Reed, our #troops get the very best there is.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush shakes hands with Army SFC Thomas Douglas of Fayetteville, N.C., after presenting him with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. April 11, 2003. Also pictured is Mr. Douglas' wife, Donna Douglas. White House photo by Eric Draper.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center #GeorgeWBush #PurpleHeart

“Ours is an amazing country where a young #soldier can be wounded on the battlefield and four days later be receiving the best health care possible. This country is dedicated to our #military, we try to provide the very best we can. And here at Bethesda, at Walter Reed, our #troops get the very best there is.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush shakes hands with Army SFC Thomas Douglas of Fayetteville, N.C., after presenting him with the Purple Heart at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. April 11, 2003. Also pictured is Mr. Douglas' wife, Donna Douglas. White House photo by Eric Draper.

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center #GeorgeWBush #PurpleHeart

“Securing the border is a critical part of a strategy for comprehensive immigration reform. It is an important part of a...
04/09/2021

“Securing the border is a critical part of a strategy for comprehensive immigration reform. It is an important part of a reform that is necessary so that the Border Patrol agents down here can do their job more effectively. Congress is going to take up the legislation on immigration. It is a matter of national interest and it's a matter of deep conviction for me. I've been working to bring Republicans and Democrats together to resolve outstanding issues so that Congress can pass a comprehensive bill and I can sign it into law this year.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush stands amidst camouflaged troops April 9, 2007, during his tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona. White House photo by Eric Draper.

“Securing the border is a critical part of a strategy for comprehensive immigration reform. It is an important part of a reform that is necessary so that the Border Patrol agents down here can do their job more effectively. Congress is going to take up the legislation on immigration. It is a matter of national interest and it's a matter of deep conviction for me. I've been working to bring Republicans and Democrats together to resolve outstanding issues so that Congress can pass a comprehensive bill and I can sign it into law this year.”
- President George W. Bush

President George W. Bush stands amidst camouflaged troops April 9, 2007, during his tour of the U.S.-Mexico border in Yuma, Arizona. White House photo by Eric Draper.

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