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Welcome to "Ask the White House". This online interactive forum, the first of its kind in politics, allows you to interact with Bush administration officials and friends of the White House.

Launched in April 2003, citizens have participated in over 400 online discussions with Cabinet Secretaries, Senior White House Officials, behind-the-scenes professionals at the White House, and others.

Transcripts of every live chat session are available on this page. If you would like to suggest a participant to appear on Ask the White House, click here.


November 10, 2006
Jim Nicholson, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

I appreciate the opportunity to talk about our nation’s veterans and honoring their service this Veterans Day. This year, we at VA have launched a new campaign to honor our veterans. It’s called the Veterans Pride Initiative. We are asking veterans tomorrow to wear the medals and ribbons they earned during their service, whether it is at the local Veterans Day parade or just going about their daily activities. It shows their pride in having served and allows their communities to recognize their service.


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