CAPITOL STEPS – U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Galen Jackman (center), commander of the Military District of Washington, escorts the President George W. Bush, his wife Laura, Vice-President Richard Cheney and his wife Lynne, to review the military escorts, on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 20, 2005. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs Specialist 1st Class John Gaffney Pass In Review Photos
President Thanks Veterans For Service, Dedication
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – President Bush and first lady Laura Bush were greeted with resounding cheers as they made the first stop of their whirlwind tour of inaugural galas Jan. 20, at the "Salute to Heroes" inaugural ball held at the Capital Hilton here. Story
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – Troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan were treated here last night to a once-in-a-lifetime experience: an inaugural ball in their honor, with a big lineup of celebrities, entertainers and defense brass thanking them for their sacrifices.
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Rumsfeld: Iraqi Elections Will Proceed as Planned
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld dismissed speculation that the Iraqi elections "won't happen" or will be delayed beyond Jan. 30 during an inaugural ball here Jan. 20 honoring troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
War Veterans Step Out in Style at Ball in Their Honor
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – With a glamour far removed from the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq, members from every military service stepped out in style at a ball created just for them by their commander in chief.
Veterans Appreciate President's Thanks
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – President Bush's message of thanks was a pat on the back for the hundreds of veterans, both young and old, who packed the Capital Hilton here Jan. 20 for the American Legion's "Salute to Heroes" inaugural ball. Story
Inaugural Ball Emphasizes 'America Supports You'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2005 – A massive outpouring of support for America's men and women in uniform – particularly those wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of those killed in combat – filled the Mellon Auditorium here Jan. 20 at the first Heroes Red, White and Blue Inaugural Ball. Story
Red White & Blue Ball
PRAISING THE TROOPS – Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz praises America's men and women in uniform during the Heroes Red, White and Blue Inaugural Ball. Proceeds from the event benefitted three military service organizations. DoD photo by Donna Miles 4 More Photos