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 Home > News & Policies > December 2005

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 19, 2005

President Visits "Toys for Tots" Collection Center
Naval District Washington Anacostia Annex
Washington, D.C.

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3:18 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Two-hundred-eighty-nine-thousand toys being distributed from here to children throughout D.C.

It's an interesting process. The toys are collected, the Marines sort with D.C. police and distribute. Is that right?

VOLUNTEER: Yes.

THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for doing this -- a great part of the compassion of our country. Now, I told our troops that, one, we're a great military; we're great because of the men and women who serve; we're great because of our strength. We're also great because they're decent people who care about a neighbor in need.


President George W. Bush meets with U.S. Marines working Monday, Dec. 19, 2005 at the "Toys for Tots" collection center at the Naval District Washington Anacostia Annex in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt So Laura and I are thrilled to be here. Thank you all for your service. We're getting to work.

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