Bush Salutes Mothers' Sacrifices in War on Terror
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, May 11, 2008 President Bush praised America’s mothers, especially those who’ve lost sons or daughters during the war on terror and those who gave their lives in service to their country, during his weekly radio address yesterday. An excerpt from the president’s remarks follows:
“On this Mother’s Day weekend, we think of the many mothers who raised the brave men and women serving our country in uniform. And to those mothers, I offer the thanks of a grateful nation.
“Your sons and daughters are defending our freedom with dignity and honor, and America appreciates the sacrifices that your families make in the name of duty.
“On this Mother’s Day weekend, we remember the mothers grieving a son or daughter lost in the service to their country, as well as the children who lost a mother in uniform.
“We share their pride in these wonderful Americans who have given everything to protect our people from harm. Nothing we say can ever make up for their loss.
“But, on this special day, we hold them in our hearts, and we lift them in our prayers.
“I wish every mother listening this morning a blessed Mother’s Day, including my own. And I have a message for every son and daughter listening this morning: Remember to tell Mom the first thing tomorrow how much you love her.”