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For Immediate Release
Office of the First Lady
December 8, 2006

Mrs. Bush's Remarks During a Visit to the Children's National Medical Center
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2006

12:31 P.M. EST

MRS. BUSH: Well, I want to thank everybody, too, before we start to sing. I want to thank my patient escorts that were very patient with me. Thank you all very much for being with me. And I want to wish everyone a very, very merry Christmas. Thank you all. I look forward every year to coming to the National Children's Hospital on Christmas. This is a tradition, you might not know, but was started way back when Jackie Kennedy was First Lady, and the first ladies have visited this hospital every Christmas. And it's something I really look forward to. So very best wishes for a happy Christmas. And Frosty, thanks for coming to be with me today.

Mrs. Laura Bush sits with patient escorts Allison Meads, left, and Matthew Morgan, as she reads to an audience of children, patients and hospital staff Friday, Dec. 8, 2006, at The Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., where Mrs. Bush visited with patients and debuted the 2006 Barney Cam video. White House photo by Shealah Craighead END 12:32 P.M. EST

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