Walter Reed Ground Breaking Ceremony

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • The honor guard detail waits to post the colors for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Md., Thursday, July 3, 2008. U.S. President George W. Bush and Deputy Defense Secretary  Gordon England presided over the event.   U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • U.S. President George W. Bush, center, watches as military members detail during the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony held on the grounds of Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. President George W. Bush, left, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England and Army Gen. Richard A. Cody, Army Vice Chief of Staff, stand at attention while the national anthem is played during the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony held at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. President George W. Bush and Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England preside over the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.     U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England gives remarks and introduces the President of the United States George W. Bush during the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. President George W. Bush gives his remarks during the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony held at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. President George W. Bush leads a group of military and civilian leaders and wounded warriors in a ground breaking ceremony at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008. U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • President George W. Bush participates in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Walter Reed National Medical Center Thursday, July 3, 2008, in Bethesda, Md.  White House photo by Eric Draper
  • President George W. Bush and other Defense Department officials lead the ground breaking for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center held at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General of the Air Force, meets Michael B. Donley, the acting secretary of the Air Force, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.  U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Melissa A. Rank, Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Medical Force Development, greets Michael B. Donley, the acting secretary of the Air Force, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.   U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Suzanne M. Day
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Scoot Lilly greets Michael B. Donley, acting secretary of the Air Force, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. President George W. Bush poses with wounded service members during the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center ground breaking ceremony held at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Md., July 3, 2008.  Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison