Bush Attends Rededication Ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • President George W. Bush, joined by Laura Bush, stands outside Air Force One as he gives remarks in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008, upon arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Bush introduced military personnel representing the five branches of the armed services, who traveled with him aboard AF-1, honoring their service, from left are, U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer Shenequa Cox of Dallas, Texas; U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher O. Hutto of Homer, Alaska; U.S. Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Michael Noyce-Merino of Melrose, Mont.; U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Alicia Goetschel of Warrensburg, Mo., and U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. John Badon of Lufkin, Texas. White House photo by Eric Draper
  • President George W. Bush, joined by former astronauts Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin, left, and Scott Carpenter, stand together during a moment of silence after tossing a memorial wreath, Nov. 11, 2008, from the deck of the USS Intrepid into the Hudson River, during a Veterans Day tribute in New York. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
  • President George W. Bush gives remarks in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2008, at the rededication ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. White House photo by Eric Draper
  • Laura Bush acknowledges applause as she is introduced on stage, Nov. 11, 2008, at the rededication ceremony for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. White House photo by Eric Draper
  • President George W. Bush gestures as he gives remarks in honor of Veterans Day,  Nov. 11, 2008, at the rededication ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. White House photo by Eric Draper
  • President George W. Bush is presented with the 2008 Intrepid Freedom Award by Rich Santulli, left, and Charles de Gunzberg, co-chairmen of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Nov. 11, 2008, during the rededication of the museum on Veterans Day in New York. The award recognizes world leaders who embody the ideals of world freedom and democracy. White House photo by Eric Draper
  • Laura Bush and Sally Hoover Casale, daughter of the late U.S. Navy aviator Capt. William 'Bill' H. Hoover, complete the ribbon cutting, Nov. 11, 2008, to release a bottle for the re-christening of the USS Intrepid, during the rededication ceremony for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. White House photo by Chris Greenberg
  • President George W. Bush is presented a piece of the flight deck of the USS Intrepid by Mike Hallahan, left, president of the United War Veterans Council of New York, also joined by military aide U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Clay Beers during the rededication ceremony, Nov. 11, 2008, for the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. White House photo by Eric Draper