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Armed Forces Week 2001 Message From the President

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2001 – I am proud to offer my sincere thanks during Armed Forces Week to the brave men and women who protect our Nation.

During the past several months, I have been privileged to witness personally the depth of your dedication and the strength of your character. The professional manner in which you conduct your duties, your can-do spirit, and your sense of patriotism all reflect the fact that our Armed Forces are second to none in the world.

In a world of both existing and emerging threats, you provide a strong and steady defense. Because of you, America is a secure nation where our citizens can hope,  dream, and live their lives in freedom.

My office holds no greater honor than to serve as your Commander in Chief. On behalf of all Americans this Armed Forces Week, I salute you for the tremendous contributions you make to our Nation's defense. You are guardians of peace and liberty and have the thanks of a grateful Nation. May God bless you all.

George W. Bush

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