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4th of July 2005 Special Page

Top Coalition NCO celebrates 4th of July with Afghan children

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett, the command sergeant major of Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan, lights candles to celebrate America's Independence Day. The ceremony was held with children of employees of the Afghan government's Ministry of Women's Affairs. Pritchett joined the children a few days before the official observance of the July 4 holiday.   U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Phillip Chang

U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the war on terror at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 28, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper

Bush Tells Independence Day Audience:
Terrorists Can't Stop Advance of Freedom
WASHINGTON, July 4, 2005 – Terrorists may continue to kill innocent people, but they can't stop the advance of freedom, President Bush told an Independence Day audience in Morgantown , W.Va. , today.

"Our enemies in this new war are men who celebrate murder, incite suicide and thirst for absolute power," Bush said. "They seek to spread their ideology of tyranny and oppression across the world." Story | Remarks
Bush Asks Americans to Remember Those Who Have Preserved Freedoms
Commander in Chief Thanks Troops




"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof - Lev. XXV, v. x. By order of the Assembly of the Province of Pensylvania [sic] for the State House in Philada."

Liberty Bell Inscription
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers addresses the audience during a worldwide Town Hall meeting at the Pentagon, June 29, 2005. Myers joined Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld at the meeting, which was broadcast live on the Pentagon Channel. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
"We all should pause and remember and honor all of those who are undertaking the truly noble work of preserving our freedom. We are deeply in their debt."
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
Rumsfeld, Myers Echo President's Call for Nation to Support Men, Women in Uniform
WASHINGTON, June 29, 2005 – In anticipation of upcoming Independence Day celebrations, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs Chairman Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers asked for support of the troops and expressed confidence in the American people's spirit during a Pentagon town hall meeting. Story
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