Skip to comments.A Day in the Life of President Bush (First Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina—many photos): 8-29-06
Posted on 08/29/2006 5:03:09 PM PDT by silent_jonny
Today In New Orleans, President Bush Discussed The Lessons Our Nation Has Learned Since Katrina, The Work That Has Been Done, And The Many Challenges That Still Lie Ahead. One year ago today, Southeast Louisiana was struck by a cruel hurricane and flooding on a massive scale.
The President has returned to New Orleans to reiterate his commitment and to report what the Federal government is doing to make good on its promises.
However, the one-year anniversary is not the finish line, and many challenges still remain.
Enjoy your Tuesday visit to Sanity Island
Quote of the Day:
President Bush: "[Katrina] brought terrible scenes we never thought we'd see in America
When the rain stopped, this wounded city was laid bare and our television screens showed faces worn down by poverty and despair. And for most of you, the storms were only the beginning of your difficulties
"A year ago, I made a pledge that we will learn the lessons of Katrina and that we will do what it takes to help you recover. We looked at what went right and what went wrong, and we're addressing that which went wrong."
The people of the Gulf Coast can know that at the federal level, and at the state level, and at the local level... we're better prepared."
Photo of the Day:
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush look on as J.D. Hill puts an American flag on his new house built by Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006 in New Orleans, La.
What a pretty little house that is!
There are many photos today. Please wait for "All Clear" before posting or reposting pictures and graphics. Thanks.
"This thread truly is a Sanity Island in the midst of the news of everything else going on in the world, and it does my heart good to see a man with such integrity and strength and reliance on the Lord leading our country." ~ TruthSetsUFree
Thanks for putting the Dose together...I'll go out and catch a bit of O'Reilly and be back, while you post away, then...
President Bush joined by Mayor Ray Nagin and Lt. General Russel Honore
---sad but true, they're my team)
can't wait to see all the photos - congrts NordP
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush, foreground, pray during a moment of silence.
Gov. Kathleen Blanco, D-La., left, first lady Laura Bush, President Bush and two unidentified women join hands in prayer.
Tell us Mayor...are you going to rebuild in plain or peanut????
Thanks - be back in a few minutes...
It's nice to see Honore again. Btw, thanks for the Dose!!! :)
Ohhhhhh, thank you for saying something first! I'm sitting here gagging.
Onlookers wave and take photos the motorcade turns onto Decatur street in front of Jackson Square in New Orleans
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