President's Visit to Eastern Europe and Russia: Nov. 19-23, 2002
Braving a cold rain, thousands of Romanian citizens came to Revolution Square to hear President Bush speak Nov. 23, 2002. "I know that your hardship did not end with your oppression. America respects your labor, your patience, your daily determination to find a better life. Your effort has been recognized by an offer to NATO membership. We welcome Romania into NATO," said President Bush.